I believe in order to succeed in life you need someone to support you no matter what.
I have lived for 18 long years and for the first 17 years, I believed that I could do everything on my own. Slowly I am learning that things are better that way is not true. When you are supported by your family and friends all sense of loneliness diminishes. What is success if you have don’t have anyone to share it with?
I was able to share becoming a first generation college student with my mom who did not attend college so it filled her joy to see me go to college. Applying and preparing to attend college is a primary example of when I needed support. I was continuously in need of help because I knew nothing about applying for college and neither did my mother seeing how she did not attend college and I was the first of her children to attend. My senior year was busy I needed so much support from writing my essays and resumes to having someone cheer for me as I reaped the benefits of the hard work put into the scholarship essays as I walked across stages to receive them.
Support doesn’t have to come from one person it can come from many people and you can have a support system. My support system consists of many people from my grandmother who just so happens to be my #1 fan, to my best friends. The people in between them are dependable at any moment to cheer me on at an award ceremony if I need them to or send me words of encouragement when I feel like giving up.
I believe that the support that I have from various people in my environment is what keeps me going. Little acts of kindness such as a pat on the back every now and then is a good example of how a little goes a long way just showing up and being present makes a huge difference.
It is more rewarding to share all your accomplishments with your loved ones; it makes everything even more enjoyable. My grin stretches from ear to ear when my support system grows day by day.