Mocha Girl on a Mission: Seda Gok

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Obstacles I’ve Overcome…

I never had a close relationship with my parents growing up. I had to experience a lot of horrible things at a very young age; things that still haunt me to this day. My parents disowned me when they first found out that I was pregnant with my son.I basically had to deal with the pregnancy along with all the things that come along with it on my own. It’s the worst feeling ever knowing that you can’t turn to your own family when you’re upset or going through something in your life. 

All of the things that I have gone through growing up contributes to certain issues that I have today. I internalize A LOT. I am a very closed-off person. I have a hard time letting people in, especially males. I wish I was not like this, but it’s something that I can’t help. It’s a struggle every day, but I am working on it.

One positive thing that has come out of all of this is my strength. I do not think I would be as strong as I am today if it weren’t for these things. I have my weak moments, but when I get past the weak moments, my strength kicks in and I feel like I can take on anything that is thrown at me.

 

My Greatest Accomplishment…

My greatest accomplishment in life is putting myself through college and graduating with honors. I was able to accomplish this while being a young mother and working full-time to support myself and my family. My son was (and still is) my motivation. I did not use him as an “excuse” to not to go out there and accomplish my goals. I wanted to make a better life for him. I wanted to make a better life for myself. I refused to be just another “statistic.” I want him to be proud of me. 

There was no greater feeling in the world than knowing that I proved so many people wrong. Once I experienced this feeling, I wanted more. Two months after graduating college, I obtained a job in my field. I worked there for about 7 months and then decided to move out of state for better job opportunities. Currently I am the Regional Supervisor for an amazing company and will be going back to school this fall to obtain my Masters in Education in School Counseling. I have so many things that I want to accomplish before I leave the world and I will not stop until I accomplish them all.

 

I’m a Mocha Girl on a Mission because…

Even with all of the obstacles that I had to go through, I still made sure that I never lost my determination in life. I have overcome so much and am currently going through something that is really testing me.

However, I am not letting it get in the way of my goals. Whenever I feel weak, I think about my son. He keeps me going. I just want to be as successful as I can be. I’ve accomplished a lot for myself at a young age and will not stop until I check everything off of my to-do list. I want to make a positive difference in the world. I want my son to be proud of me. I do not want to look back at my life wishing that I had gone after certain opportunities. My motto is “work hard, party later.”  

 

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Seda you’re awesome! Thank you so much for being so transparent. Your drive and determination is admirable! We celebrate you and wish you unlimited success!

If you’d like to reach out to Seda, you can shoot her an email at: sedag@temple.edu

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  • Terri

    Thank you for sharing your story mama! You’re awesome xoxo

  • Seda

    I love you so much!! It was an honor to be on your blog site. You inspire me in so many different ways. Love you baby girl!!