4 July 2014
Significance of Hardships
The University of Michigan. A dream that does not come from a passion to sit in “The Big House”, or have a superficial attachment to Michigan’s most famous university, but from a desire to prove myself, my family, and my heritage.
Despite a somewhat tumultuous life, a somewhat unstable home, and the many hardships I have faced, I have made my dream a reality. Past experiences, both positive and negative, have encouraged me to push harder towards pursuing my dream. With countless nights of suffering I understand the significance of these negative experiences.
Abandonment, alcoholism, anger, sadness, and depression has showed me who I want to be. These experiences have matured me. Every single experience has helped me rise above the negativity and be more understanding. They have taught me who I want to be and how I want others to be remembered. When faced with these hardships, I didn’t push them aside. I simply took it step by step, day by day, and learned who I was, and who I will be in the future.
Past experiences, current experiences, and future experiences profoundly impact all of us. These very experiences will always encourage me to pursue my dreams, and to prove that these experiences offer opportunity. Opportunities to help others, to inspire, to offer the most, and to embrace these experiences and grow as an individual. From hardships, loss, griefs and despairs overcome, maturity and growth have formed through my regrets, hopes and forgotten dreams.