Before my brothers and I entered college, no one else in our family had graduated college in the U.S. It was important for me to attend and graduate college so I could set a standard for my extended family. A college degree also allowed me to have more educational and career options down the road.
Going to college was a humbling and eye-opening experience. I was exposed to a great diversity of backgrounds and thoughts which I believe has shaped me into a more deliberate thinker today. On a more tangible front, going to college allowed me to get my first full-time job and later helped me get into law school.
I’m proud of improving my standing in law school enough to be able to enter the write-on competition for membership on our law review journal. It was complete effort for months on end and really changed how I approach my studying and time management.