I have always dreamed about going to college and making my parents proud. It’s been my main mission in life. When we were living in Africa, going to school was a privilege. We didn't have opportunities handed to us like kids here in America. My mother, being an only parent, could barely afford sending all four of her children to school. so we would stay home ,while others were at school, helping out with household chores. When we came to the USA, I started attending fourth grade, despite of the fact that I didn’t know how to read or write. While others were mastering their multiplication, division, and general computation skills, I was learning things that a three year old has already mastered: the ABCs. Many times during that year, I felt discouraged because I thought that I wasn’t good enough. Being clueless didn’t stop me from continuing my education. When I was a sixth grader, I struggled numerous times, due to not understanding my teachers. I would normally stay up all night trying to finish my assignments.I started to show improvement when I was in seventh grade, during those years I learned new vocabulary in English and science. I even volunteer for helping six graders, which helped improve my English. My parents don’t want me to end up like them because neither of them went to college. Fortunately they encourage me to follow my dreams and goals. It would be an honor for me to be the first one in my family to get a degree and graduate from college. I want to be a good role model to my siblings and friends, so that they could one day become something great in life. I want to accomplish my goals in various ways by becoming a pediatrician, It would open many doors that would lead to a better life filled with successes.