Your family's stories make up your stories, it's important to take the good traits from people and carry them on with you. My American creed comes from my mother's American Creed and that is an incredible thing.

American Creed, as I know it, is the idea of persistence. As Americans, one of our core values is persistence. We rely on self-sufficiency and see this country as a place of opportunity, as long as you're willing to take the leap. In order to do this, you need to be persistent; throughout my family history, I have strongly seen that.

My mom was born and raised in Amman, Jordan in 1985. At 19, she met my father who was in the American Army, stationed at a hotel she worked at at the time, working on a civil affairs team. They started talking and eventually fell in love and decided to get married. After they had their marriage in Jordan, it was time for my dad to move back to America, but this time, he had someone to bring with him. My mom, only 19 years old at the time, did not know what to expect. Here she was leaving everything and everyone she had ever known to go to a foreign country with my dad. Scared was an understatement, but she knew that it would be the best option for her and our family to come to the country of opportunity, where everyone has a chance at getting successful. 

Many years after she moved to America, she began working as a Real Estate agent in northeast Ohio. Over time, she worked her way up and has been recognized for many of her accomplishments. She's been in multiple tv spotlights, and magazines, nominated as one of the top real estate agents in the Cleveland area, and has also won the Honey Badger award by her team for being always persistent and not giving up.  My mom is a clear example of an American that has worked hard and shown the quality of perseverance consistently throughout her life to get to where she is. 

Many times, it can be hard to persevere. Things get tough and people begin to lose faith in themselves. But as an American, it's essential to not let inevitable struggles stop you from achieving something great. Many Americans see struggles as challenges instead of setbacks and face them head-on. If you want something, you have to be willing to fight for it, and Americans do just that. 




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