Inspirational writing project
Paul Mwangi- my Dad
What made you want to come to America? And can you tell me a little bit about where you come from?
Me: can you tell me a little about your background?
Dad: I am from Kinagope, Kenya, I was one of ten siblings, the third oldest, and I went to a primary school. We were very poor and my father use to drive cabs, but I wanted a better future.
How were you able to accomplish that goal?
So when you came to America how much money did you have?
Me: that was all you had?
Dad: that was all I had.
Me: so what did you do of money?
Dad: I worked as a night aid, a person that checks people in in out of the building at night. I also did many different odd jobs like cleaning toilets, working in restaurants, not getting any sleep and still trying to getting a high GPA and getting on the deans list.
What were you doing in collage?
Dad: I was trying to get a masters degree in economics, so to do that it had to take many classes to fulfill that major. Plus I had to work all those jobs to provide for myself, which I had no help from my family at home, I had no family or friends in America to turn to help for either.
Me: so you really didn't have any friends or family to help you out then?
Dad: yes, in fact I was the one to bring my family their in the first place, I brought my other 5 siblings, and my dad later on.
Me: all because of you.
Dad: all because of me.
How old were you when you finished collage, and what were your plans for the future?
Me: so what were your plans for the future then?
Dad: I want to become a banker, that was my target career, but for a while I wanted to be an economic worker that brings up the economies of poorer areas but that require a lot of moving so I let that go.
Where did you meet mom?
Me: then a year after that you had my sister lexus.
Dad: yes in 1998 we had your sister Lexus, and a year later you were born.
When did you move to Atlanta where did you work?
Me: you worked at the airport? I had no idea, how long were you working there?
Dad: I worked as a bag checker on the ground floor until you kids were about five. You didn't know?
Me: no I had no idea.
Dad: yeah I did, but it didn't take until we moved to Boston in 2005 for me to become a manager of the work place.
What do you do now and what are your some of your accomplished business plans and future business plans?
Me: what about your work in Kenya.
Dad: I also have, in the last several years, built an apartment building in Kenya and in the future I hope to expand that business.