A Flight that Changed my Life
Most people always went through an event that has a great impact on their lives, changing the very manner in which they view life and perceive it. My story might not outstanding to other people, but for me, it was a spectacular changed. For years in my life, I would never forget the first time I had my first flight. My family and I immigrated to a new country that I never thought of. Because of that flight, my life had changed from one culture to a different culture in just 24 hours on the airplane
It was winter in 2006 when my family and I decided to move out of the country. One week before the departure date, my mum told me that her, my brother, and I needed to immigrate to the United State of America for better lives. I was a teenager at the age of 14 years old at that time. I didn’t really know how my life would be in the U.S, but I was surprised to have a chance to travel outside the country for the first time. The time was liked a flash, I couldn’t had a enough time to say farewell to my friends and my special person, who is my great grandmother. The boarding time for my first flight had come, and I was so exited to watch my motherland from above. That was to have a better life for my family, but my tears just dropped for no reasons, may be I was scared or missed my old house. Well, no more tears to wasted; I boarded the plane with my family and took off.
On August 2006 at nighttime, my plane had landed at International Airport of Houston. From the moment I stepped out of the plane, a whole new destiny of mine were waiting ahead of me, and I knew my life would completely changed. The tall and big skyscrapers of the city and the new climate had inspired me. Once I saw the enormous buildings and the city light of a well developed country, I had told myself that I will learned how to create those stuffs when I grown older. I started to like my new home instantly because of the winter weather and modern technology that I had...
...conversation with you,
rather than tell you mylife story. Kirkuk, a city of 1 million people, is where I saw the world for
my first time. It is a city rich in oil in Kurdistan-Iraq, also called the “black gold city.” Those are
all nice facts but it still is not the best place to spend your entire life, there is plenty of corruption,
political and security issues, etc. Because of this, I dreamed of coming to the United States to
study, and that dream came true.
October 12, 2011, 12 AM, it was a chilly night in Erbil city (Kurdistan’s capital city). I
had never felt so excited before in mylife. I had spent 2 days shopping for this moment. The
people travelling consisted of me and Juliet, a colleague and a friendly, mature girl, whom I
was supposed to meet at the airport main gate that night. One of my best friends, “Sarkawt”,
helped me get a taxi to the biggest airport in the hopefully growing region in north Iraq. “Call
me as soon as you have chance to, take care of yourself,” Sarkawt said, with his usual smile in
such situations, although his true meaning is questionable. The taxi was waiting for me. “Sama!”
as only my close friends and family call me. “Get in the car now! There is no time to waste.”
When the taxi started moving, I heard somebody yelling, “Do not forget gate and terminal
numbers,” I was glad that the...
...What is a good manager ?
A Manager is the person responsible for planning and directing the work of a group of individuals, monitoring their work, and taking corrective action when necessary. For many people, this is their first step into a management career. A manager's title reflects what he/she is responsible for. An Operations Manager is responsible for the operations of the company. There are many management functions in business and, therefore, many manager titles. Regardless of title, the manager is responsible for planning, directing, monitoring and controlling the people and their work.
What makes a Good Manager
Good managers are essential to any successful organisation. An exceptionally good manager achieves a hard working, productive and effective workforce that punches above its weight in its performance.
Good managers attract exceptional staff; they make the organisation a preferred employer; they help to increase market share; add to profits and surpluses, and reduce costs. Their staff are engaged, committed and ‘go the extra mile’.
Managers, however, dance on a fault line - they either have the behaviours that inspire followers to do what they otherwise may not be willing to do, and without creating any psychological distress, or they do not and the costs will escalate and ripple for a long time
So what makes a good manager?
A key to successful management is the relationship between the manager and his or her staff. It’s the manner in which managers...
...magical book that changedmylife and opened my heart to a world of literacy. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling, 1997) not only intensified my already keen imagination, but filled me with a hunger for knowledge. I knew then that I had to enhance my literary skills in order to obtain the level of intellectual stimulation I craved, and Harry Potter gave me the tools and motivation to do so. To this day, the series carries an impact in both my personal life as well as fueling my own desire to write.
When I read Harry Potter, I developed a fervent need to continue reading. While I had to wait in agony between the premieres of each book, I kept myself busy by burying my mind, and nose, in every book I could get my hands on. I know that I would not have had such an interest in the world of books and creativity if it weren’t for Rowling’s beautiful world of wizardry. Every time one of the books would come out, I would shut myself up in my room and would not leave until I had devoured every word from cover to cover. I had never been so emotionally moved by a book before I discovered the Harry Potter series. I felt joy, fear, awe, sadness, love, and grief through the stories of good and evil; friendship and betrayal; love and forgiveness. I was quite a peculiar child in that my parents...
...implemented into mylife that created amazing, compounding change, and completely shifted the direction and energy of mylife. I came to them through reading, talking with others, and taking an honest look at my circumstances and the chain of events that led me to be where I was. I was discouraged by the drudgery, loneliness, and lack of direction I found embedded in my day to day experience. I used the wisdom and experience of many to create a plan of action that has surprised me with it's effectiveness and simplicity. Change is available to everyone, and it is available right now.
I remember how helpful first hand accounts from others were to me and I hope to pass a little of that along here today. So, here are five simple things I did that changedmylife:
1) Tell the truth.
Tell the truth, all the time, no matter what. We've all heard this all our lives and yet even the best of us would be hard pressed to claim we adhere to it. I, on the other hand, was a fibber, fudger, and avoid-er of responsibility extraordinaire. It was a long over due lesson. I really took this to heart after reading The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch. Although I didn't love the language and rhythm of the book, I did find him to be pragmatic and effective in his life, and all of his advice was right on the money. I decided to do it.
The key to all of...
...“The Crash that changedmylife”
Paris Tallman Developmental Writing
Life can be very unpredictable, there are many accidents everyday. Some people perceive these events as unfortunate, while others believe it to be an act of god. Whenever I witness car accidents on the road, I view them as to be very unfortunate for the people involved. I never imagined one day I would firsthand experience the event of being in a car accident.
I remember it as if it was yesterday. On Sunday, September 16th, 2012, my grandfather picked me up from work and we were on our way to go shopping at Wal-Mart. My grandfather went to make a turn and then “BOOM!” All of a sudden my entire lifechanged. A car sped through a red light hitting my side of the car, at 70 miles per hour. The first thing I remember was the extreme pain I felt. My hips and my entire lower body felt as if they were put in a large compacter and crushed. I feared that the pain in itself might cause me to die. Even though the pain was severe, I knew I had other things of great importance to pay attention to.
The second thing I remember is when I looked over at my grandfather. The moment our car was struck he lost consciousness. I was fully conscious and aware of what just occurred. Overwhelmed with fear, I truly thought...
21 September 2009
The day mylifechanged
In a life filled with stumbling blocks my father has always been my anchor.
Then one day my anchor was taken from me and I was set adrift. The last time I got to
see my dad was Christmas Eve of 1998. We had made plans to get together early because
that was going to be the first Christmas we didn't spend together. We gathered together
at my grandmothers home for our Christmas dinner and the smell of the food cooking on
the stove made your mouth water and your stomach growl. I remember seeing my dad stand up
and smile, that smile of pleasure and welcome home. He greeted me and my brother with a
hug and kiss. I didn't know that would be one of the last hugs I would ever receive from my
dad. We ate our dinner and talked of the things that we would be doing the following day.
I was excited about going to West Virginia to meet my boyfriends family. We talked of that and what
my dad was doing at his job. We just spent our time enjoying each others company and being together
I remember my dad having a cold and had asked him to go to the doctor and get checked. He had told
me that he...
...The Day MyLifeChanged Forever
I will never forget the day when mylife was changed forever. I was twenty-two years old and about to give birth to my first child. I was having a girl, who I was going to name Mia Alexandria. Up until this point in mylife I was able to go and come as I pleased, but that was about to all change. I knew that having a child would change mylife but did not know how much.
It was in December of 1996, and was a cold, dreary winter day. I was in my eighth month of pregnancy and I was crabby about having to lug around extra weight that was in my belly. I awoke early that morning and decided to run some errands. I drove a Jeep Wrangler at that time, a red one with a white hard top that consistently bounced around the road with every bump and crack that you hit. I can still feel the bitter draft that seeped through the cracks as I drove. It was a stick shift, which many of my friends did not know how to operate. Reluctantly, I hopped my pregnant body up into it barely being able to move my limbs from being bundled up in my poufy parka. My friend decided to join me that day to keep me company.
Our first stop was to the unemployment agency. The unemployment agency back then was located in...