Scholarship_Essay - During my senior year of highschool I\u2019ve taken a lot of time to reflect on the past seventeen years of my life I've felt like a

Scholarship_Essay - During my senior year of highschool...

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During my senior year of highschool, I’ve taken a lot of time to reflect on the past seventeen years of my life. I've felt like a pirate with a journey to explore every ocean across the world. Only to end up with no vessel or resources. A pirate needs their crew members to guide the vessel through rough waters. At times, I am a pirate with only a map. As a child, I needed my parents, my vessel. They are the ones meant to guide me through every ocean no matter how strong the waves become. Together it is easier to conquer such waves, and at the end, the waters calm down and you can see the horizon again. I only wish that one day I can appreciate that horizon with my crew members and vessel by my side. My mother was never exactly in the picture since I was about seven years old. Even before that, her existence is very absent. My mother and father were young, and of course as young adults you are still trying to get your life together, and not so much as ready to create one. My mother, unfortunately, could not overcome the strong waves that I attempt to sail across one day, and she sunk further and further below the rapids. She has suffered from alcoholism and drug abuse her entire life. My father has told me stories about my mother while she was pregnant with me and that for a while she overcame her drug addiction. It wasn't until I was born, she wasn't strong enough to swim and sank again. I would see my mother every now and then growing up when she wasn't in prison. I remember every other valentines day or birthday, she’d always send me roses and her beautiful drawings she’d draw on her time away. I lived alone with my

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