College Admissions Essay: I Want To Be Who I Am

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We need to stop checking under our bed for monsters, and realize that the monster is inside of us. Everyone is in this battle of trying to be our authentic self but also that struggle of finding ourselves. There has been countless time where I put on a mask,and pretend to be someone I am not. Constantly worrying about not fitting and belittle my self-esteem. My parent did not come here with many benefits I have today. They had escaped from the gruesome war of vietnam; They had very little. My parents came here for a new beginning, an opportunities to raise their children to have a better life. An opportunity for education and a chance to pursue my dreams.
In elementary school, I kept to myself. I was afraid of going to school and making new friends. I was
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I imagined what people thought of me. I believed in what people said, and I was not believing in myself. I was the monster. I let myself down. I was doing things that pleased my peers, not me. being normal is boring. I did not want to fit in but rather stand out. My shyness has ruined so many great opportunities. I started to accept myself and that was important. I made friends who believed in me and allowed me to be who I am. why should I conform to what people tell me who I should be? I like being who I am.
Ironically, I believed that my shyness shaped me as a person. My shyness had led me to focus on a field of my life’s work: communication. I began to notice an improvement in my life. I began to take new risks even if I failed; i knew at least I’ve tried instead to wondering of what could be. To be a leader, you do not have to loud, quiet examples could pave a new path.
Some one once told me, “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.” Be yourself because losing yourself is worst thing that could
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