My aspiration to become a city council member


United States
32° 42' 35.9604" N, 96° 40' 28.2144" W

I have dreamed about working in a city council in the state of Texas for quite a while. I became interested in government ever since I started studying political science at the University of Texas at Dallas for my bachelor’s degree. First, I have learned about issues surrounding our city, how politicians run for election in a government, and I can use my knowledge I have gained to represent my district in an effective manner. Second, I have met two U.S. Representatives from Texas from both political parties in person, Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Pete Sessions (R-TX). Later, if I gain enough popularity and resources, I could run for the Dallas county government seat for one of the following cities: Dallas, Mesquite, or Garland. Then even later, I could run as a state representative or a state senator for one of those cities and work on their cases from Austin.
There are some problems for me, however, in achieving this career goal. First, I have a form of autism called Asperger’s Syndrome, which affects my social skills and emotions adversely; along with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which affects my ability to concentrate and to remain calm at times of tension. Second, some members of my family do not think I can be a city council member because of these problems and because of how long it is taking me to get my bachelor’s degree, because I have failed several classes and have had to take them over to get better credit and to remain in good standing in the university.
I may have many obstacles in my career path; however, I can overcome these obstacles in many ways. For example, I can get better treatment and counseling for my ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome. Another way I can overcome these obstacles is by taking at least nine credit hours during the fall and spring semesters, and taking at least six credit hours during the summertime. Finally, I can ask my family members to be supportive of and be more patient with me in my efforts of earning my degree.
Once I have overcome these obstacles, I would be able to earn my bachelor’s degree and carry out my career goal. I would be the second member of my entire family to have a bachelor’s degree; the first is my deceased grand cousin Jay, so I am doing this in his honor as well as mine. I am also doing this to encourage the younger members of my generation to get a college education.
Once I have earned and received my degree, I would feel excited that I could now pursue my goal. I would also feel a deep sense of accomplishment after earning my degree because I would have the same level of education as my deceased grand cousin Jay and impress the rest of my family. In addition, I will feel proud that I overcame the obstacles to earn my degree and pursue my goal as a city council member.

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