Who Do I Admire Essay

We all have people we admire in our life. Rather it would be friend, superhero, Actor, family member, or even a solder at war. We all have someone to look up to. In my case, the person I admire the most is my mother, whose life teaching, and life story pushes me to be successful in life. My mother is not any ordinary mother. She doesn’t cook most of the time, she’s not the kind of parent that sits down to help you with her homework or even hugs you when your down and I don’t even remember the last time we said I love you to each other.

She’s stubborn, hard head, has lots of pride and never admits she’s wrong. But with all of that she is my hero. You see my mother grow up very poor, with ten brothers and sisters living in a studio home. She came from an abusive family who kick her out at the age of 19 teen when they found out she was pregnant. Since then she had bad luck after bad luck but that didn’t keep her down. She took the negative in her life and turned it in to positive. Now she owns three properties and retired at the age of 50. My mother came from nothing and became much more.

Growing up I had it rough, so I thought! My mother was never supportive, she was really tough with me, maybe because the way she grow up but at that time I didn’t understand. She always gave me life lessons in everything I did. For example how I cleaned my house, would show how organized I would be in life, or how she would make me go to school every day, even though I was sick. Showing how determined I would be in life. She didn’t let me have any excuses for anything. My mom was hard but through all of that she pushed me to succeed in life.

At the age of 15 I started to work while still going to school. If I wanted something I had to work for it. I bought my first car at the age of 17 teen with no help, moved out on my own to a different state for the experiences at the age of 19 teen and travel all around the USA, Mexico, Australia and more; all before the age of 22 years old. My mother gave me the strength and pushed me to live my life. She taught me how to stand on my own to feet. All my mother gave me was food on the table, clothing on my back, and a ruff over my head. She told me “you’ll have to do the rest”.

And that for me was the best advice any body can ever give me. You see I admire my mother so much, not because she was hard on me because she aloud me to be depend, and never to rely on anybody els beside yourself. She told me to see the world, to live life, she tough me not to make any excuses. So because of her I bought my bran new car at the age of 20 years old, traveled near and far and at the age of 23, put a ruff over my head. You could say my mom is a little tough or crazy but she is who I admire and I thank her for being the way she is.