I was born in Haiti on November 11, 2003. Except for my biological mother, I lived in Haiti for 16 years until immigrating to the United States along with my father, older sister, and youngest brother. Consider the fact that my parents divorced just before we had to leave Haiti. Leaving my mother behind was terrifying just thinking about how she felt about all three of her children leaving, but don’t get me wrong; she was extremely glad for us moving to the United States to have a better life. I enjoy learning and experiencing new things, and I am also extremely open to new experiences. Coming to the United States was a dream come true, but little did I know that living in America would be nothing like life in a Caribbean country. In some ways, being an immigrant is arduous.
I am really grateful for those people that I met since I came to the U.S. I am ambitious and very disciplined. My hobby is going to the gym that really helps me keep up with my discipline in life, and I have learned from going to the gym that to reach any goals in life; you will have to put in the work as well as taking days off. View the fact that effective breaks can help growth, productivity, energy levels, and ability to focus — not to mention your mental health and well-being.
My long-term ambition is to work as an ultrasound technologist. However, I recognize that the road ahead will be difficult, and I must first complete my degree. I finished my freshman year of college at Oakwood University and I truly want to return. Furthermore, it is significantly more tricky in my case considering my immigration application has been in the works for at least three years.
I had some ups and downs during my freshman year, where my fall semester went really well but when spring semester came, I struggled a lot to find my tuition money, since my parents could not help cover my college expenses; I was really worried and still trying to accept the fact that if it is meant to be, it will be. During this time, one of my church friends wrote me a bible passage that I have kept in mind when I begin to think about how I would pay for my tuition, and
the biblical verse is as follows: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34).
I’ve come to believe that instead of stressing about how I’ll survive tomorrow, I should trust in God since he always has a plan. To be successful in life, you must be humble and not be afraid to ask for help when you are in need.