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Running head: CHANGING OUR LIVES 1 Assignment #5: “Changing Our Lives” Final Essay Crystal Keelen ENG 090- Writing Fundamentals Amy Sloan September 8, 2016
CHANGING OUR LIVES Taking Life Back: Creating a Better Future Imagine being the first of your mother’s children to graduate from high school. Both of your brothers and your sister drop out before ever getting a real chance to learn. Your mama says to you, “You are my last child, and you will graduate from high school and go to college.” That’s the story of my life. Thankfully, I listened to my mother and graduated from high school, but didn’t think about college for another seven years. I decided to go to Strayer University to be an inspiration while gaining knowledge, to make connections for future opportunities, and for security throughout life. I started college so I could be an inspiration to others, while still gaining knowledge. Most people who know me don’t know that I was my mother’s first child to go to college. I will be that example for my older siblings, letting them know that it’s never too late to do better. I

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