Growing up all I knew was poverty.
"Put that back!"
"We cannot afford that."
I come from a life where education was a scapgoat.
I come from hand-me-downs, and cheap shoes.
I come from a place where your lights weren't always on.
I come from a place where eduation, was your way out.
School was like a dream world to me.
You're promised knowledge, and success.
You learn history, and how people made history.
I learned it was about me, and how I conducted myself.
I learned if I want it bad enough there is nothing stopping me.
I learned that it is easy to loose focus, but hard to gain that focus back.
I've lived by a quote that has brought me up when I felt like giving up,
"God helps those who help themselves."
I've learned that studying isn't just for a test, it's for life.
It determines who you are, and your work ethics.
I want to become a grade school teacher.
I want to stimulate the young minds.
I want the children of the next generation to recive the knowledge I have.
I want the children to realize that you're never too young to learn.
I want to help those who feel they can't, and tell them you can.
I want to be able to share this dream around the world.
I want to teach others what I have been taught.
I want there to be change.