The purpose of this blog is to become my journal, to express myself better in the things I have experience and the things I am hoping to experience. I’m hoping to open up the eyes of my peers to become more understanding to the possibilities of extremely diverse backgrounds, as well as introduce my experiences to showcase why I am who I am, and why I am so strong-headed on a multitude of topics.
My name is Arrayia Charmane Birkle, I was born April 6, 1998 in Rocksprings Wyoming. I am currently living in Wheatland Wyoming, attending Wheatland High School. I am the middle child of a family of five, an old sister Sahala McMartin and a younger brother Aschdon Birkle. Sahala recently graduated high school and will be attending Casper Community College to obtain a bachelors in nursing. Aschdon will be attending the high school as a sophomore next year. My mother Kenya is currently working on her last couple of credit for obtaining her masters ins cardiovascular nursing. She started school off in the honors program at LCCC and while working on her masters she has and the ability to become part of a surplus a sororities. As well as in her first month of working in Casper at Wyoming Medical Center she was employee of the month and eventually named charge nurse of her entire floor. Right now we are facing the complexity of the contemplation of moving due to a quantity of job offers she has had, including a professor and Texas University, other university and outreach programs. My father Richard is a self-taught electrical engineer, he works for Britz & Com. he is the travel engineer and when his boss retires, within the next couple of years, he might have the opportunity to inherit the company. As for myself I would not consider my self extraordinarily successful in academics or sports, but I am involved and dedicated. I played volleyball since the second grade, this last year I unfortunately lost the opportunity to further participate due to injury. I use to participate in basketball until injury, and currently I am trying to gain the ability/permission to compete on the swim team at Douglas High School. This next year I will be taking 5-6 college credit classes; biology 2, spanish 3, college trig, college algebra, life time sports, and a phycology corse. I also will be obtained two jobs as a life guard and a Dietary Assistant (only work at grandmas land in the summer).
My family has a diverse background, including high levels of education (mother), military (grandpa’s, uncle), as well as struggles to find ones self. My brother has SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) he has had his struggles but by watching him I feel pathetic. He has been wheel chair bout since I know not(my whole life it seems). I complain about everything when I am tired, and yet he struggles just to told his head up, pick up a pencil, turn a page, move his are. Even though I will admit that I have a hard to staying motivated and full heart energetic towards many activities when I stop and think about it I feel stupid. I in all honesty have it pretty easy.
Brining me to what I aspire to do, a doctor in pediatric oncology. This is due to an abundance of devastation that occurred all at once. My 2 great grandfathers passed away due to lung and prostate cancer, my aunt was diagnosed with brest cancer, my sister and mother had a scare, and lastly my neighbors six-year-old boy was diagnosed with two different forms of brain cancer. I remember the first time I saw him after his operation, I literally looked at him and just cried. I just couldn’t help but think how can all of this happen to some soo young. All I wanted to do was help but there was nothing I could do, I was helpless to a situation I knew almost nothing. I wanted to so badly so so so badly! My decision was made I was no longer going to pursue my life desire of becoming a marine biologist through the coast guard academy, I was going to help, I was going to become a pediatric oncology doctor.