My parents are Hmong immigrants that move from Thailand to the United State during the Vietnam War in 1988. A month later when they arrive in the U.S. they had me, Vang Yang. I was born in the city call Wausau, WI. into a family of eight, counting myself and my parents, I was also born as the middle child. I lived in Wausau, WI for 13 years then later move to St. Paul, MN. Now I am currently a resident in St. Paul and been living here for 6 years.
My parents being among the first Hmong immigrants in the United State make me and my sibling the first generation in the United State and to graduate from High School. Other then myself I have three older siblings that are currently attending a University as students. Having three older sibling attending a University made my first year in college easier then some other student, because having three sibling with experience of college life made me understand how much they have to study every day which showed me how I should prepared for college. There are two reason why I keep myself motivated to stay in school which are, my older siblings keep on pressuring myself to go because they know that it would help me find a better job in the future, and to get a higher education so I could be able to support myself and my family in the future.
My goals that I have set myself up to are many such as, to graduate from college with a BA degree, finding a job that’s related to my career, finish fixing my Honda Civic, get a motorcycle, then finial get married and have kids and travel around the world. With all these goals that I have to accomplish, I know that it’s going to be awhile but someday I would fulfill it all.