There are many different reasons why one should be participating in a program like Northwest Youth Corps but my one major reason would most definitely be my 6 ½ month year old son, James Taylor. My son is my life and I would do anything for him. I feel that the one thing that he needs right now is a father that can become a man who works hard and gets along with other people. I’ve worked three different jobs from the ages of 16 to 18 and this 5-week session is my favorite because of what I am learning about myself. This is not just a job, it so much more.
It is your decision to be a hard worker; it is up to you to be motivated to have a strong work ethic and it is within your power not to be lazy. My own personal work ethic has always been and will always be, ‘if you are going to do something, do it well and you’d better do it right’. Otherwise what would be the point of doing it at all? I’ve been a hard worker all of my life, but I have struggled sometimes with my relationships with friends, family, and co-workers. Something that I especially need to work on is my relationships with my co-workers.
I feel like I can get along with anybody as long as they are respectful and not lazy. It’s hard for me to like someone who does not put in any effort, it’s the way I was raised. Here at NYC, I am learning how to treat people differently. In your lifetime you will come across people that you do not get along with. That will never change but what you can change is yourself. I am here for my son and to change my attitude towards other people so I can set a good example for him. I’m here to improve my work ethic and make my son proud of me.