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Like many Latinas, I have always looked up to my mother, whether I knew it or not she has influenced me in many ways. Though like many of us we do not like the idea of turning out like our mothers, their constant nagging, and the honest truth we hate to hear was actually beneficial for me. At a young age my mother was a hard worker, having a job, going to school, and trying to manage and raise three kids she was a woman always on her feet, I hardly remember a time where she just laid out for a bit and took a break.

It did bother and annoy me when I was younger that she was always on the go, there was always some tedious errand that needed to be done, the weekends were spent at some kind of library so she can study for exams, and when she graduated school as a registered nurse she worked long hours.

As I got older I started to understand why she was always like the energizer bunny, every move she made always took her somewhere, she never waited for something to happen because she would make it happen. I realized that every accomplishment she made was not only to better herself but to better all of our lives.

I didn't know then that spending so much time at the libraries when I was younger had built my love for reading and knowledge. Also seeing her studying late at night, going to work, and trying to entertain us is a constant reminder for myself to quit being lazy and to always try my best at everything. 

I will always admire my mother, and I am very proud to have her as a role model.

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