“The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates.
Knowing one’s self can be a leeway for discovering new things that a person might not have been aware of that he or she has these following characteristics. It can also be a source of empowerment because a person can enhance his or her skills or venture in the interest where he or she can excel most. Indeed, examining the life of Abby Nicole Hoover can be one of the most beneficial things she can do to make her life “worth living”.
The life of Abby Nicole Hoover
Known to many as Abby, her mother named her after a favorite soap opera character in the 1980’s series “Knots Landing”. It is quite funny that people always spark interest in her last name, which is Hoover. She’s always ready to dish out the rejoinder when people quiz her about the last name that she is in no way related to the guy who invented the Hoover vacuum. As both her parents are working in the medical field, this is the reason why she feels that her passion is inclined towards nursing because she grew up seeing her parents going to work in white uniforms. In high school, Abby was somewhat popular as she was voted class favorite and belonged in the homecoming court. However, Abby believes that those things are not important. For her, what’s important is that she was brought up nicely by her parents and she’s being supported by her family in all the endeavors she is partaking in. She firmly believes that the love and support of her family are very important in building her self-esteem and confidence for her to succeed in all her life’s journeys.
Abby points out that her father has the greatest influence on her. His struggles in life served as an inspiration for Abby because her father was just one of the 12 kids. Her father’s family suffered a tremendous loss when both his parents died in a car wreck when he was still 13 years old. This is why Abby’s father decided to help support his siblings. Being the second oldest, Abby’s father took a job as a mechanic to provide for the needs of his younger siblings. Eventually, Abby’s father was drafted to Vietnam, where he was designated as an emergency medic. After the war, he decided to pursue his interest in the medical field, where he struggled to become an anesthetist. After all the difficulties Abby’s father experienced throughout his life, his perseverance and dedication to succeed in life paid off as he was the first one in his family to graduate with a degree. Also, Abby considers that her grandparents gave a strong influence on her personality. They have taught her to only listen to herself and not what others think. If what we believe is right, we should go for our dreams because all wonderful things start ours as a dream. Abby also looks up to both her grandparents because they were married at the age of 18 and their marriage for 52 years is quite an accomplishment in the age where divorce is commonplace. They proved everyone wrong about their relationship because Abby’s grandmother had a very strict family upbringing and her parents did not agree on her marrying her grandfather, who was considered as “a rebel”.
Abby considers her greatest accomplishment is graduating from high school without any hitches. This is because it is the greatest gift she could give to her parents, by doing well in her studies and by being successful in the nursing profession someday. If there is one last person that Abby would like to talk to, it would be her father. Abby would want to ask him where he drew all the strength and inspiration to succeed despite the unfortunate incidents in his life. Abby would say it while talking over coffee because she wants to see her father relaxed when answering her queries. Consequently, Abby wants people to remember them for her bubbly personality and not for her bad driving skills. Most of all, she wants to be remembered as a loving daughter who will strive her best to make her parents proud and happy. In her life so far, there are no regrets and if only it’s possible to stay 18 forever then she would have chosen it. However, she has no choice but to jump over life’s challenges and face all the struggles in pursuing her nursing degree. She is learning to become strong and dedicated, just like her father.
Although Abby tends to daydream and wander off quite often, she can hardly blame it on her blonde hair. She feels she needs more experiences in life to make her a stronger person, just like her father and grandparents. As she wants to pursue the nursing profession, she feels she can do much in assisting sick people with all their ailments. This is the reason why she is doing her best in college to achieve that dream and eventually, this can be her instrument to somehow make a difference in the world someday.