A mother’s love, and a daughter’s dedication— that is the bond this student writer describes as she gracefully paints her life’s struggles on paper. With her mother battling cancer and college decisions to make, she finds herself realizing the many difficulties that come with growing up. Amid trying to decide to let go of her home and let in her future, she finds that there is a war waged between who she wants to be and who she should be. However, it is through her “wants” and “shoulds” that she discovers her reason to fight: her mother.
Dawkins, Jane, "The Positivity in My Lived Experiences" (2012). First To Go Program. 6.