A majority of my family is from the south and while i

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carry herself with self respect and act like a lady with class and dignity. A majority of my family is from the South and while I grew up in a city up North, I was taught to show hospitality to guests be polite and have manners and that I am an example of my people. I have not departed form any of the ways taught to me, and there is no time that I will plan on it in the future. It would be showing a lack of respect for those who loved me most. I am grown up in a sense and the values instilled in me will remain and keep me humbled and grounded in who I am. I do not plan on going back home to stay but I will bring it all with me, and I will give back. I learned that family is all you have in the end and I plan on keeping in contact and seeing about them. I love them to much not to, and no matter how far away I get from my source I will always find my way back, taking the path I made to get from there. “The path does not close on a man with a machete”, is a Yoruba (Nigeria) proverb, and while it has multiple meanings I think the one that pertains to me the most is that, being prepared and having the right tools, you will always find a way out of no way. I am the type of person who likes to plan everything out, sometimes I do it excessively but I can’t help myself. Whenever there was a moment of uncertainty in my life I just reached for my tools and made my way through. There were also times where I had no path to follow so I had to make my own. For
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instance, college was a big step and I decided to make a new path by leaving home, to a new place. There was no path set before me by my elders I had to do this on my own. The schools I went to before college from elementary to high school were already conquered by some of my family members, so it was not unfamiliar. When I made the decision to leave home for college it was something never ventured before. I had to have my tools and be prepared to make my own path for greatness. While I am still making my way through I have an idea as to where I am going. I am also a hard worker and learner, so I have some innate skills that will keep me on the right path so it will never close. So if you don’t have the innate skills do not assume you know my path or my struggle.
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