My given name is Phu Minh Nguyen, but everyone I know calls me Minh. I am 25 years old and I live with my family. I’m the youngest of four children and am the only girl among my 3 brothers in my nuclear family. I am very close with my parents and all of my siblings. My father died when I was one month old. My mother worked in an elementary school as a kindergarten teacher and took care of the household. She decided our family would have a better future and more opportunities in North America than the life we were living in Vietnam. So my grandparents, my mother, the youngest of my brothers and I packed our belongings and flew to Washington State. Settling in Seattle, I spent my first school year in Bilingual classes. I was a little frustrated in the beginning of this new journey, but I gradually adjusted to my new environment. I went to school for about a year and a half. I then found work at a restaurant and worked six days a week to help support my family.
In 2014, I have attended Everest College and graduated as a Medical Administrative Assistant. Everyone can agree that I have very good study habits, am a good student and like to study. I can say that I was a responsible and a hard working student. Moreover, being a sociable person, I have many friends. Since America is a more diverse than Vietnam, I like to communicate with people and get to know new interesting individuals.
Although I have encountered many challenges during the transitions in my life, I’ve sometimes had a hard time dealing with the unknown. Staying positive is the best thing to do, because communicating with other individuals is not always an easy thing. In order to improve my work, performance and myself, I believe there are still many things I have to learn, and strive to have a better life in the future.