"Pain, Penny, and Pen." Hands that carry stories of hope and love, adorned with calluses, stain, mud, wrinkles and pain. Each adornment laid the history of hard work and story of tears. Despite of all hardship, disappointment, rejection, injustices and discrimination, I did not stop pursuing the dream of being a teacher. take those negativities as motivation to strive hard, make a difference, and surprise people the result of my consistent determination- that the mere peasant is soon to be a professional teacher.