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Kaur Monisha Kaur Professor Chalisse Ganzell English 114 18 September 2014 Just the Beginning Ever since I was a little, I always tried to prove myself worthy, but it never really happened. My childhood was decent, I have always had a loving family who supported me in whatever I wanted to do. Elementary school was fun, middle school was good, and high school kind of sucked. Throughout my schooling, I was always the shy, quiet girl that kept to her self. I did not really have a voice or expressed myself because I was afraid of what my classmates would think of me. However in my junior year of high school, was when I broke out of this shell and learned how to just be myself. In my forensics class was when my life changed. I met my mentor, and my inspiration who encouraged me to pursue my life long dream of becoming a police officer. Sergeant Jay Crawford, a retired Oakland police officer, motivated, and pushed me to believe I can do anything. I knew in order to achieve this dream, I had to be courageous, and I could not just settle for being some coy little girl. I have to prove that this barely five foot young woman has a strong, voice and can achieve success. When I entered high school, I promised my parents that I would work hard in school and appreciate the resources I have to help me succeed and prove to the world that I can and will accomplish my goals. On the contrary, my shyness and quiet demeanor was holding me back. I remember being so shy my freshman year that I did not even want to raise my hand in class because I was afraid that my peers 1
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Kaur would judge me. I knew I had to change this because what cop do you know that is shy? How was I going to enforce the law if I did not even want to speak at loud in class? I was well aware that this needed to change, and my forensics teacher showed me that. In class, he would tell all kinds of stories about calls that he would be
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