While I was in Europe enjoying my freedom, my mother moved out and rented her own place. Life isn’t perfect, but for the moment I’m enjoying tranquility and stability with my family and are communicating much better than ever before.
It was as if we’d simultaneously gained our independence. And she vicariously lived through my experiences as I sent her pictures and told her about my adventures. I’m involved in my school’s Leadership Council as leader of our events committee.
I continued to roam throughout Egypt, exploring the Great Pyramids of Giza , cruising on the Nile, and traveling to Luxor and Aswan. It was surreal: a girl from the ghetto traveling alone around the world with a map in her hands And no man or cultural standards could dictate what I was to do.
I rode the subway from Cambridge University to the British Museum.
Governor’s School breeds a culture of inclusivity and multidimensionality, and I am transformed from “girl who is hardworking” or “science girl” to someone who indulges in the sciences, debates about psychology and the economy, and loves to swing and salsa dance. While I may not always live within a 5 mile radius of a Bojangle’s or in close proximity to Lab 304, learning to become a more perceptive daughter and sister, to share the beauty of my heritage, and to take risks and redefine scientific and personal expectations will continue to impact my sense of home. She’d been an exceptional student and had a bright future ahead of her.
It was Easter and we should’ve been celebrating with our family, but my father had locked us in the house. But she fell in love and eloped with the man that eventually became my father.If he wasn’t going out, neither were my mother and I. He loved her in an unhealthy way, and was both physically and verbally abusive.My mother lacked the courage to start over so she stayed with him and slowly let go of her dreams and aspirations.The Common App essay is 650 words, and contains 7 prompts to pick from. In fact, The reader should get a clear picture of what you value and how you’ll put that into action. I’ve got so much to say about this it would make your head spin. As I enter the double doors, the smell of freshly rolled biscuits hits me almost instantly. After spending several weeks attempting to synthesize platinum nanoparticles with a diameter between 10 and 16 nm, I finally achieve nanoparticles with a diameter of 14.6 nm after carefully monitoring the sulfuric acid bath.I trace the fan blades as they swing above me, emitting a low, repetitive hum resembling a faint melody. That unmistakable tingling sensation dances up my arm as I scribble into my notebook: I am overcome with a feeling of unbridled joy.I’d do this for myself and for my mothers unfulfilled aspirations. I thought I’d finally have all the freedom I longed for in Egypt, but initially I didn’t.On a weekly basis I heard insults and received harassment in the streets, yet I didn’t yield to the societal expectations for women by staying indoors. I received the unexpected opportunity to travel to London and Paris.Some students and counselors squawked, but I think the word-count ceiling is a good thing.Frankly, most teenagers don’t know how to write a compelling admission essay that’s short, much less one that is 750 or 1,000 words or more.But she wouldn’t allow for the same to happen to me.In the summer before my junior year I was offered a scholarship to study abroad in Egypt.