Kara: My Life So Far! Essay

2099 words - 9 pages

I began long before I was born. I was created from the love of my parents, John and Linda Szuminsky. My parents fell in love when they were only 17 & 18 years old. They struggled in those early days building their own towing and collision shop business. They worked many hours but always wanted to also have a family, they tried and waited many years for this miracle to happen for them. Finally in early 1999 they found out they were finally going to have a baby!

Since my parents owned a towing business my Mothers drove a tow truck to go everywhere. While my parents were waiting for the doctor to confirm that my mother was pregnant, my Dad was so sure that she was that he went out and bought my Mom a new car-so she didn’t have to bounce around in the tow truck while she was pregnant.

Now my Dad had a theory, that since he had all brothers and my Mom had all brothers he was certain that they definitely were going to have a baby boy. He was so sure that he even told my Mom we have a girl you can name her but if we have a boy I get to name him. My mother was much wiser so she agreed. Then came the day when they went to have an ultrasound. The technician looks up at my parents and asks if they would like to know the gender of the baby. My parents of course wanted to know. So the technician swirled her instrument around and looked up at the screen then at my parents and announced “you are having a girl!” My Dad stared in disbelief and asked “Are you sure?” The technician said yep I’m 97% sure! The technician left the room and in came the doctor. My Dad said you know what the technician just told me she said we were having a girl. The doctor said yes congratulations, then my Dad asked the doctor to take a look to get a second opinion as he told the doctor his theory on why he thought they were going to have a boy. The doctor laughed and said oh I don’t operate that machine if the technician said it was going to be a girl she’s usually right! Later that evening my Dad rescinded on his baby naming deal he made with my Mother.

Which now brings us to the infamous name game my parents played for the next several months. My Mom had already picked a name for a girl she had always wanted to name her little girl Rachel Elizabeth. My Dad wasn’t going for that name-he thought that the name sounded too old fashioned. So began the months of baby name book scouring looking for the perfect girls name that both my parents could agree on. Now remember my last name was obviously going to be Szuminsky and they already agreed on my middle name Elizabeth after my maternal Great Grandmother. So what first name would go with Elizabeth Szuminsky-I mean really look how long that is already without the first name! It became my parents evening ritual reciting names they thought of during the day. Until one evening my Dad said the name “Tara” but my Mom said no they will call her “terror” in school. Then my Mom’s brain started ticking, she thought...

Find Another Essay On Kara: My life so far!

My learning journey so far – an exploration of my learning experiences

1367 words - 6 pages aloud whilst his peers were around, so I suggested we sit in the reading corner outside of the classroom, thinking it may take a little pressure off him. He was still not up to reading aloud, I strongly believed he was able to and he may have just needed a little assistance. So I explained to him, if he was to become stuck with pronouncing a word I would assist him. My effort at scaffolding was successful, and I discovered that the task was

Smokin' Essay

2191 words - 9 pages . “Hey, Kara! Welcome back to the land of the living. Do you even remember last night? I bet your head feels like it’s gonna fucking explode, you were so tra-“ Charlie stated upon the opening of the door. “Charlie, please. Not so loud. What are you doing right now?” “Nothing really, I was just working on a stereo amplifier I found. I think I can get this thing to work. You want to come in and check it out?” Charlie was leaning up against her


997 words - 4 pages wedding, she was responsible for almost everything. That was a huge adjustment for her.      After all of the adjusting she had to do, Kara said she would not change anything. She needed all of the things that happened to happen so that she could learn from them. Learning to compromise and do things on her own was very important to her adjustment into married life. She said that all her life she was used to her parents

Human Trafficking: The Slavery of Today

845 words - 3 pages have been prohibited, have continued to exist (Uy 215).” Slaves can be exploited virtually forever with a form of slavery known as bonded labor, which has existed for centuries. Individuals involved in this type of slavery are often loaned money with the agreement to work of the debt; unfortunately, the pay is so low the debt is almost never repaid (Kara 67). Despite legislative efforts to pass effective anti-trafficking and anti-forced labor laws

Western Health VS. Alternative Treatments

2672 words - 11 pages real results she became weary. This made her determined to find a different way to get to the core of the issue. Today my mother does not struggle with any chronic pain. She began to notice change when she completely changed her eating habits, quit smoking, and started natural supplements. Taking care of our bodies has been a huge part of my families’ lives. On my mother’s journey towards a different life she was introduced to a nurse named

The Absence of a Loved One

997 words - 4 pages stomach and rolled it into a thousand knots then placed it back in my body. I guess Jacob could sense my extreme nausea because his relenting lecture in the car was more than comforting. “Remember Kara, it’s just another day like any other day,” he would reassure me. “Don’t be nervous because everybody is probably feeling the same way. It just comes with the territory of being in a new school.” So I took my first steps toward the front doors and

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible vs The Red Scare

1072 words - 4 pages parallels the Red Scare and communist “witch hunt” of the 1950s. The Red Scare was a time when people were so afraid of communists. Some even suspected friends and neighbors of being communists. This fear is mostly Senator John McCarthy’s fault. McCarthy started this fear by stating, “I have in my hand the names of 205 cases of individuals who appear to be either card carrying member or certainly loyal to the communist party,” (Shmoop

Mafia Girls

948 words - 4 pages that she was surprised because the whole time she had known Samara, she only cared for herself and always used people to get what she wanted, but in the end she gave up her reputation and in a way became my hero. As for me it's as if all my dreams began to burn and turn into ash, right before my eyes. So far my freshman year wasn't really what I expected but life doesn't always go the way one wants it to. In the end the only thing I can do is

Daddy's Can be a Little Girl's Role Model, Too

1180 words - 5 pages was still close to me and could be around if he needed too, but for the most part, I grew up without a strong male example in my life each and every day. The majority of individuals would believe that living with my mom would hurt my relationship with my dad, but it was the exact opposite. Naturally, my father is a genuinely maternal and caring parent, more so than my mother. He would do anything in his power to make any rough situation simple and

A Word Search Project on "Creativity"

1233 words - 5 pages Ufukcan Kara, who is a 8th grade student in public school, had a different kind of view about this question. He said "Yes, it has some benefits. We're using telephones, elevators and computers. They make our life easier" (Kara). He is younger than Taxi driver Mustafa Yanmaz so there is a huge difference between their ideas. Ufukcan is studying in today's education system so he see events in a different perspective, but Mustafa's ideas about creativity

Chasing the American Dream

821 words - 4 pages teacher without it. Most people have some sort of goal that they would like to accomplish in life or a dream they want to come true. People who have these goals they want to achieve should have a plan to reach them. One of my major goals in life is to become an accountant. In order for me to achieve this dream of mine, I plan to go to college and learn all I can about being an accountant so I can become one and do my job as best I can.(Heyne). A

Similar Essays

My Opinion Of Faustus So Far Christopher Marlowe's "Dr Faustus"

671 words - 3 pages My opinion of Faustus so far Faustus is giving the appearance of an intelligent man; he comes from a background of developed schooling and has achieved much in his life, with his profession as a Doctor. At first he makes us believe that he wants to sell his soul to the devil in order to be able to help people world wide, to be able do something to make a difference in the world, something that would make him famous. He wants something to make

A Comparison Of Learning At School And Learning At University: My Experience So Far. University Essay

605 words - 3 pages A comparison of learning at school and learning at university: my experience so far. School can be defined as an institution designed to provide learning spaces and learning environments for the teaching of students under the direction of teachers. University is an institution of tertiary education which typically provide undergraduate and postgraduate education. When students finishing their high school and starting university, it becomes a

Loving Someone So Much Can Become A Crime: "My Life With Bonnie And Clyde"

546 words - 2 pages The book that I decided to read was My Life with Bonnie and Clyde. The book was edited by John Neal Phillips and foreword by Esther L. Weiser. I chose this book because it looked interesting. I also chose it because I had heard of Bonnie and Clyde, but I had never heard of Blanche Caldwell Barrow, Clyde Barrow‘s sister-in-law. This is an adventure story and a biography . This book is constructed of memoirs of Blanche Caldwell Barrow and

Trecelles' 15 Years Of Life So Far

1127 words - 5 pages It was a cold sunny afternoon on February, 10, 1999 11:55 am at South East Baptist hospital. I weighed 6.45 pounds. My mom said I was a hyper child, I remember that mom and step-dad would put me in my lap when were down the street from the house and I’d act like I was driving. My dad died when I was like almost 2 so I don’t know much about him but stories and pictures