Courtney L. Zellars
December 19, 2011
Journey from My Past to My Future
Growing and developing into the person I am now has been quite a journey. I have had so many ups and downs throughout my development, from childhood to adulthood, that it feels as though I am in a whirlwind. However, I have managed to stay strong and succeed in everything I have set my mind to so far. As I talk about my journey in this paper, I will relate a few of my experiences that have helped me to develop into the young adult that I am today. Once I have talked about my past and present development, I will briefly touch on the goals I want to accomplish in the future.
I grew up in a family …show more content…
Anytime I felt down, or just needed to talk, she was always there for me. If I had never received the advice she always gave me, I don't know how certain situations would have turned out. The encouragement I received from my aunt, grandparents, and parents really helped me to accomplish a lot in my life.
For instance, three of my greatest achievements, that my family helped me to accomplish, are graduation from high school, I overcame homelessness with my family, and completed three associate degrees. On many occasions, I wanted to just quit school. I wanted to give up, but my friends and family really encouraged me to try my best to do something with my life. When I graduated high school, I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I was ready for the next big thing. Three months after my graduation, I began my first semester of college at the community college across the street from the high school that I attended. As soon as the semester got started good, my family lost everything due to the bad economical situation at the time, and we became homeless. The only thing that kept us together, both emotionally and mentally, was God and school. We were constantly on the move. Sometimes we were in Georgia at my mother's sister's house, and other times we were at my grandparents' house or a friend's house. At one point, we were living completely out of the car. During this time of hardship, my mom