Contributed by My Dad
It's a humanities moment because it made me appreciate more of what I have that others don't have. Lots of people aren't able to attend college or aren't able to have the support group that I have. It makes graduating high school and going to college more meaningful to me because I get to share my experiences and journey along the way.
My humanities moment happened a few days ago when I was talking to my father about college at a Mexican Restaurant. He talked to me about how lucky I was to be graduating high school and going to college in the fall. I didn't understand why it was such a big deal until he explained to me that since I'm adopted, I'm most likely the only one within my biological family to be going to college. It made me realize that many people didn't have the opportunities I have to go to a performing arts school and attend college. One of my closest friends graduated high school last year and couldn't go to college because she had to work. She really wants to get out of the house but she feels trapped because she pays the bills at home and thinks that she needs to take care of her father. Over the past couple of months I have helped her look at options and tried to get her to change her mindset about never being able to attend a community college. I felt guilty and sad that I couldn’t do more to help her other than be a good friend and support her.