Ashford 3: - Week 2 - Assignment 1
Write an autobiographical essay about a significant event or person in your life. Choose the event or person with your readers in mind. The subject should be one that you feel comfortable presenting to others and that will lead readers to reflect on their own lives or on the differences between your personal experiences and their own. Present your experience dramatically and vividly so that readers can imagine what it was like for you. Through a careful choice of words and details, convey the meaning and importance in your life – the autobiographical significance – of this event or person.
The paper must be two to three pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. My Mom, My Hero
A true hero is one you never here about. They are usually lurking in the shadows, and that is the way they like it. Before I picked a hero, I thought about to have: kindness, a good attitude, and strength. My mother has many of these qualities and more all the qualities a hero has. My mom is my hero and my best friend. She is a great person. Through good times, and bad, I still look up to her.
We always go shopping, or to the movies, and puts others before herself. She lives in Indiana, married for twenty 22 years. My mom has shown me more kindness than I could ever ask for. My mom was born June 29, 1942 in Milwaukee Wis. Now she lives in Elkhart, Indiana. My mom works full time for Walmart. She has a husband, six kids, even though five of the kids are moved out and on their on, one still lives at home. She also has four dogs, and a couple cats.
The first quality is kindness. My mom has always put others before herself. At Christmas time she always thinks of the door greeters and cart pushers. She bakes little tins of bread, such as banana bread, pumpkin, cranberry. They each get three loaves of bread in a zipped lock bag. When the postmen collect food for the needy she always gives them food, she donates money to organizations such as ASPA, and War Veterans. Even with all these responsibilities, she always manages to keep a smile on her face, and she is always there when you need a hand. She always taught me to think of those that are not as lucky as you.
The second quality is to have a good personality. I look up to my mother because of her amazing personality. She has a great sense of humor, and she is always there to talk to, and she is always there to listen. A hero must have goals. Goals keep you going in life. Without them, there is nothing to look forward to. My mother has many goals. She might not reach them all, but everyday she is accomplishing more and more. My mother told me when she was younger one of her goals was to get married and have kids who love her. I’m sure she knows this, but she has accomplished this goal far beyond what she could hope for.
Quality is the next thing I think a hero should have. A good attitude will get you far in life you will be able to accomplish anything. Many times my mom would come home from having one of the worst days ever, and still have a good attitude. One of the things I admire my mom most was she always had a positive outlook on thing, and she taught us that by having a positive outlook in life you will get far.
Strength is the last quality I believe a hero should have, not physical but mental. To be mentally strong will help you to get through everyday situations. My mother is one of the smartest people I know. She knows the right think to say, and she knows how to handle many situations. I love my mom very much, she will always be my hero.
is the first assignment I posted, I believe it needs to be revised and thanks