There are many reasons for why I do the things I do, but my family, above all influences who I am and what I do. Since I was born, I have lived in a low income household with my single mother and two younger brothers. Being the eldest and the only one who spoke English, I have been, in a sense, in charge of my household through all the translations, paperwork and necessities. With my background, I have always felt deprived of what other children had, and so I wanted more. I wanted to fit in, I wanted what the other children had that I couldn’t afford. I wanted to have the best future for myself. I wanted to be different. I wanted to show others my potential and what I could achieve despite my family background. Because of my desires, I strive towards an education for myself. I wanted to show others, that despite my background, I too can get a higher education just like anyone else. Because of this, I worked hard in high school. I took Honors and Advance Placement Courses and I did just as well as anyone else did. I tried very hard and my efforts paid off when I was accepted into the top public universities in California.

I strived very hard to get into college and my efforts in achieve my education will continue. It is true that by getting into UCLA, I have proved to many that I have potential, but I will continue to work hard in school. I do this because I want to set a good example for my younger brothers. I want to make them believe that they too can get a higher education if they work at it. I want to continue my education to find what I am interested in for my future. I want to discover what it is out there that I can help with and what I can do with the rest of my life. I want a career that I am interested in, succeed in, feel accomplished in, and a career that will provide a stable financial life for my future generation. I do the things I do to satisfy myself.

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Comment by Huwenbo Shi on November 28, 2009 at 12:35pm
I am deeply moved by this essay~ All my best for your future~
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All my best for your future ~

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