Narrative Essay About My Dad

Personal Narrative: My Father's Death Essay

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My father passed away in 1991, two weeks before Christmas. I was 25 at the time but until then I had not grown up. I was still an ignorant youth that only cared about finding the next party. My role model was now gone, forcing me to reevaluate the direction my life was heading. I needed to reexamine some of the lessons he taught me through the years. One of the earliest memories I have of my father is when he would take me to the park and we would play baseball. My father was eager to teach me everything he knew about the game, and I was eager to learn. He took it easy on me at first, allowing me to overcome my fear of being hit by the ball. Each time we went back to the park he would throw the ball a little harder. It was not long…show more content…

I began to rebel and grades were no longer as important to me as they were to my father. My grades slipped to a C average, and that was not good enough. Instead of getting upset, my father encouraged me to apply myself. It took a couple of years, but he made me realize the importance of school, and that I only had one shot at doing it right. I graduated high school in the top ten percent of my class, thanks to my father. As I entered my teen years, my father expected more out of me than just being a good student. Dad always seemed to have projects going on around the house, and I became his helper. It did not matter what the project was, he always seemed to need my help and I was not happy about that. I had better things to do than wasting a weekend working around the house. Somehow my dad knew how to do everything and felt it was his job to teach all of it to me. I was a teenager and had all of the knowledge I would ever need, so I thought. As it turned out, most of the skills I obtained helping my father led me to a rather lucrative career in manufacturing a few years later. Dad was a very stable man, holding the same job at an office furniture retailer for 25 years. In 1985 he decided to take a chance and open his own furniture business, a retail store that competed for sales with the very store where he spent most of his life working. It did not take long to make the new venture a success. Most of my father’s customers from his

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This is my first time posting my essay on here but i need help please. I have never written a narrative essay so i need to know if this is what it is supposed to look like?

My Inspiration

My father taught me lots of lessons in life since I was young, but the one that stood above them all was the subject of education. He always told me that if I wanted to be successful I would have to go to college to make something out of myself. My family is not a wealthy family. Therefore, my dad saved every single penny he earned from work to buy anything that I needed. He always encouraged me, and still encourages me go to school, because he knows that the value of an education will determine a future for me. As a result, I admire him. My dad has a huge impact on how I am today. He has influenced my life by teaching me lessons and showing me the rights and wrongs.

My dad taught me the most important lesson: how to be an independent female. I still remember the day that my father sat next to me and said, "Hey sweetie, the most important thing to help you become successful is to have an education, it won't be a walk in the park sweetie, but in the end it will be more then worth it. Of course, I already knew he was going to say that, for it was nothing new.

My father is a very smart man. He did not finish high school for he had my brother and had to drop out to work. He then had my sister and eight years later my mother and my father had me! My sister only accomplished one year of college as for my brother, the straight A student, finished with our dad's support and became an electrician. My dad always reminds me of how my sister and my brother's life style are different. He thinks (and might be right) that they have different life styles because my brother had a higher education is now satisfied and happy; unlike my sister whom isn't as happy and satisfied with her life.

By my sophomore year in high school, my dad decided that it was time to further his education to get a chance at a better job. He no longer wanted to have to work two jobs to afford all our needs, he knew he was getting older. As a result, he enrolled to South Western Community college to get his truck driving lessons, and he succeeded. I saw his own advice of 'to become successful is to have an education, it won't be a walk in the park, but in the end it will be more then worth it.' His exact words that he said to me, he had done himself. To this day he is has becomed educated, happy and not so stressed. He is not a truck driver but for having his truck driving license he was hired. And in no time he raised to be a supervisor of his own group. School was not easy for him, for I saw him struggle and study for his exam. Even though his English speaking and reading wasn't too good, he succeeded and I was proud of him.

My father through the years has shown me glimpse of how it would be and feel to be successful and be able to afford the things I want, but he has shown me more of what it is to not have a good career and to not be able to afford the simple things, because of it. He is my inspiration to keep motivated to get my degree in dental hygiene, my dream job.

My father taught me lots of lessons in life since I was young, but the one that stood above them all was the subject [lesson on]-education. He always told me that if I wanted to be successful I would have to go to college to make something out of myself. My family is not a wealthy family. Therefore, my dad saved every single penny he earned from work to buy anything that I needed. He always encouraged me, and still encourages me go to school, because he knows that the value of an education will determine a future for me. As a result, I admire him. My dad has a huge impact on how I am today. He has influenced my life by teaching me lessons and showing me the rights and wrongs. [ sentences can be better formed]

My dad taught me the most important lesson: how to be an independent female. I still remember the day that my father sat next to me and said, "Hey sweetie, the most important thing to help you become successful is to have an education, it won't be a walk in the park sweetie, but in the end it will be more then worth it. Of course, I already knew he was going to say that, for it was nothing new. [ repetitive;suggestion-introduce new idea]

My father is a very smart man. He did not finish high school for he had my brother and had to drop out to work. He then had my sister and eight years later my mother and my father had me! My sister only accomplished one year of college as for my brother, the straight A student, finished with our dad's support and became an electrician. My dad always reminds me of how my sister and my brother's life style are different. He thinks (and might be right) that they have different life styles because my brother had a higher education is now satisfied and happy; unlike my sister whom isn't as happy and satisfied with her life.

By my sophomore year in high school, my dad decided that it was time to further his education to get a chance at a better job. He no longer wanted to have to work two jobs to afford all our needs, he knew he was getting older. As a result, he enrolled to South Western Community college to get his truck driving lessons, and he succeeded. I saw his own advice of 'to become successful is to have an education, it won't be a walk in the park, but in the end it will be more then worth it.' [ add:work for him][His exact words that he said to me, he had done himself-no need] To this day he is has becomed educated, happy and not so stressed.[ change sentence formation. Today he is educated and happy and has no stress] He is not a truck driver but for having his truck driving license he was hired. And in no time he raised to be a supervisor of his own group.[ he was promoted] School was not easy for him, for I saw him struggle and study for his exam. Even though his English speaking and reading wasn't too good, he succeeded and I was proud of him.

My father through the years has shown me glimpse of how it would be and feel to be successful and be able to afford the things I want, but he has shown me more of what it is to not have a good career and to not be able to afford the simple things, because of it. He is my inspiration to keep motivated to get my degree in dental hygiene, my dream job.

Ideas are more or less good, but do work on your sentence formation

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