My name is Bailey Hedgemon and I want to become one of the best surgeons the world has seen. My parents have always been supportive of my dreams and they help me achieve them. I will be going to Thailand to do a medical internship in the summer of 2020. This is honestly a dream for me because it will be the first time I can practice a minor form of medicine on a person. I will be in Thailand for 2 weeks without any communication with my parents. My parents have helped me threw this process by giving me the information to fill out the document in and also by paying for the trip. Even though I rely on my parents to help me, they have raised me to be as independent as possible because they know one day I will grow up and need to figure out the world by myself. Them helping just a little allows me to focus on the bigger picture of becoming the best surgeon.
When I was thinking about what makes me a good candidate for a team and what makes me different from other athletes, it was very hard to picture. This was because there was only one thing we will have alike and it is that we play the same sport. I am nothing like someone from the other 49 states or even in the state of Georgia. The reason why I am different is because of the way I was raised to be a strong female and my life experiences. My family has raised me to be strong and to fight for what I want and I know they would do anything for me. I would also do anything for them. My family is my biggest supporter and even if they live halfway around the world, they would be the first to congratulate me on anything spectacular. Without anyone in my family, I would not be the person I am here today. My life experiences with people in this world have also shaped me. When I was in 5th through 7th grade, I was bullied for being mixed because some people saw me as white, even though I am half White and half Black. This made me conceder, why do people like marking people in a certain box. So I started to take a stand against these putting people in the box method. Now on any standardized test, I mark the bubbles for Black and White because I see both of my ethnicities and that is who I am. Especially today, how on the PSAT, they have this whole section on what kind of Hispanic a person is. Why can't they have a whole section on what kind of mixed a person is? I want to stand up for what I believe in and this is how I do it. Even by taking a stand for my beliefs, I will never lose my happiness and my amazing jokes, even though my friends laugh because my laugh makes them laugh.
Overall, the question asks what is my dream, what makes me a good candidate, and what makes me different? There will never be just a simple answer, but for everyone out there. My answer would be ME.