I believe you can do anything you put you mind to, no matter what it is. For instance, I have dreams of becoming a registered nurse. I would love to get every morning, throw on my scrubs and head to the hospital. That has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remeber. A lot of people would like to see me achieve my goals. On the other hand, many others would not. I have to become successful, not only for myself, but for my family also. My family includes my mother, my brother, and most of all my grandmother. Before my grandmother passed away she made it very clear she wanted me to be successful. She did not want me to have to depend on anyone for what i need. She and my mother instilled in me the desire to be strong and independent. They believe in me even when I don’t believe in myself. Then are those who don’t think i will make it. Ones that doubt my strong will and inquisitive mind. Those are the ones closest to me, or atleast who are supposed to be. These people are my family such as cousins and aunts. For some reason seeing me fail would bring them joy. They would have that “i told you so disposition”. I refuse to bring give victory. I have to and will succeed just to prove them wrong. Showing them that even though the odds were against me, I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. I refuse to let anything or anyone become a detriment to me acheiving my goals. I think if we can have a balck president, anything is possible. In the famous words of President Obama “Greatness is not a given, it is only for the risk takers and the strong”. When he said that I felt empowered. I felt as if he was taliking directly to me, so that is something I try to live by on a daily basis. I know the road to success gets a little rough and rugged at times, but anything worth having is worth fighting for. When i graduate with my degree in nursing, all of the late night cramming will have been worth while. This I Believe!