My experiences throughout my life have contributed to my personal development in many ways, whether it was through memories, laughter, or tears, I was able to learn and grow from these experiences.
My mother has played an integral part of my life. Aside from being a mother, she has been my backbone through many of my experiences. My mother is a single parent who ensures that her children are well provided for. Because my mother wanted my sister and I to have better schooling and a stronger future, she decided to move our family from the Bronx to Westchester, a better neighborhood and better environment. While my mother continued working in the Bronx, I had to be mature and take care of my younger sister. I made sure that our homework was completed and chores were done before my mother arrived home from work.
While moving from the Bronx to Westchester was pretty “drastic” for me and my sister, we were determined to make the best of it. I left behind many friends, but since then, I have gained many others. Of these friends I consider several to be extremely dependable, trustworthy and very dear to me, just as I am with them. To me, friendship has always been important to me, because, besides your family, “true friends,” know you better than no other!
After graduating high school, several friends parted and enrolled in various colleges. Prior to leaving for our respective schools, we all made plans to get together and hang out during breaks. I entered Buffalo State College, where I majored in Criminal Justice. While being [far] away from family and friends for the first time, I became home-sick. However, I decided to finish off the year at BSC. In August, 2009, I transferred to SUNY@Old Westbury (much closer