Write 2 page essay on the topic Autobiography and professional goals.
I did not have a lot when I was growing up. I was born into an Afghani low-income family that struggled to provide for me. Life was a challenge every day. When I was six years old, my family moved to the neighboring country of Pakistan due to the war that had broken out in my own country. Because we left in a hurry, we did not have any possessions when we reached Pakistan. As a result, my parents could barely provide enough food to feed me and my four brothers. After a couple of years of life in Pakistan, tragedy struck. One of my younger brothers died due to severe food poisoning. The seriousness of our situation at that time led me parents to marry me off when I was 13 to someone who was twice my age. Although this may sound like a strange event, at that time in Pakistan this was a common occurrence because there were many cases of young girls being kidnapping. My parents did not want this fate to befall me, so they made a tough decision. This is added to the fact that my parents could not adequately provide for me, so marrying me off would actually benefit them in the long run.
A couple of years after I got married I moved to the United States along with my husband. I saw this as an opportunity for my life to change for the better. However, my life became much worse due to the physical and emotional abuse that I suffered at the hands of my husband. During those first few months, I felt like a prisoner. I was not allowed to attend school or even go outside and talk to someone. I had my first child not long after this, but I still felt like a child myself. A few years later I had my second daughter while I was still only a teenager. As a result of this, I had to mature very quickly, and this maturity would help me later on in my life during difficult times.
At the age of 20, I could not handle the abuse metered out by my husband, so I filed for divorce. I had a dream to go to
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