Sometimes a person may feel that they have no purpose in life. Finding out who you are just takes the time of sitting down and thinking of the importance in your life. Who am I? I am Mercedes Kimberly Kingston, and I am a person with different personalities, characteristics, and identities. The many ways, in which I identify myself, in fact, are the ways that define who I am. My Identity is something only I can fully define. I have a little brother, which makes me a sister; I have two loving parents, which makes me a daughter; I am in college studying medicine, which makes me a student; and I have wonderful friends in desperate need of support, which makes me a wonderful best friend.
From early in my life, I have had the opportunity to have caring parents and friendships whom encouraged me to obtain the goal I had set in my life. I was constructed by the hardships and blessings life chose to throw my way. With that said, I was raised to work hard for academic grades and extracurricular activities that I chose to partake in. I, therefore, thank my family, friends, and teachers for shaping me into the person I am today, for I have been motivated by all of them to become the best version of myself continuously.
So, I’m gunning through the various essay questions and I come to the final question. At last my prolonged speeches come to their inevitable end and I prepare to once again pull up my search engine in order to find other possible sources of college income that I could take pride in knowing I received. Then, I read the prompt wants me to convey to the reader a sense of who I am. I just take a mental pause and really start to question “well what the heck does that even mean?” I could describe to you so many deep intimate and personal aspects of my life, but I find it hard to choose just one.Therefore, I shall make an attempt to express who I think I’ve become in my lifetime.
There have been labels placed upon me throughout my life. Some have stayed with me while others have dropped off. Without these labels ruling how people see me I feel like I would be more free to do things than I am now.
Ever since I was little I have aspired to be something great in life, a chef, a pro. soccer player, and an artist. I still hold on to those dreams in hopes they will come true. All of these dreams shape who I am today. I play soccer for “Charlotte Soccer Academy” and previously for the “Waddell Soccer Team”. Both have kept me being a team player and a stronger leader. I go to visual arts camp over the summer and try to use creativity at any moment possible. I love making cupcakes and baking which also allow me to be creative. I have finally realized that all of these dreams originated from my family. I pursued soccer, like my parents did throughout their lives. I continue drawing, like my mother and father did until it became their life and jobs. I am still love making cakes and cupcakes every weekend, just like how i've seen my grandmother make them. Life has a very strange and mind-boggling way of turning out. I know that sounds cheesy, but it is really true.
“We know what we are, but not what we may be” (William Shakespeare). Life is full of unexpected surprises you never know what life will bring or take away from you, so cherish every moment you have. You got to have limits, goals and aspirations to go somewhere in life. There will be obstacles and struggles that you will have to go through but those moments are what make you who you are. In my life I’ve learned, heard and seen several things that have made me who I am today. For those reasons I have set myself limits, goals and aspirations that I wish to accomplish throughout my life. In one word, I would describe myself to be ambitious! I always set some kind of goals towards myself.
One success that makes me who I am is learning to sing. I love music, and I especially love to sing. The feeling I get when I sing is unlike any other. I feel more connected to the world. Sometimes I feel as though I’ve always been able to sing. This, however, is not the case. My mom is really into singing, she likes to make up songs as she goes about what she’s doing. When I was little, I loved to hear her sing, and would request certain songs. Mom tried to teach me how to sing myself, but I just couldn’t seem to get it. One day, as we were walking in a Walmart parking lot, Mom sang the scales from The Sound of Music, and I managed to sing it too. I was off pitch, but after that, Mom was able to teach me how to sing. Learning how to sing was a really big success for me. Being in chorus and singing are integral parts of who I am today, and through singing I’ve learned important lessons, such as following directions, when to open my mouth (and when to keep it shut), and most importantly, how to empathize
I was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 9th, 1999. My mom says that I tried to make my entrance into the world earlier than expected and she wasn’t going to allow it. But I arrived on August 9th, head full of hair. When I was younger I was the best child out of all my sisters, they would scream, shout, and cry whenever they were out. It did not matter where we went I would never act up. Basketball games, grocery shopping, and long car rides. I always slept through the night, basically I was an angel. She said my favorite snap was graham crackers, especially the cinnamon. I always ate good, she would sit 4 of them on the table and I would destroy them and ask for more in about 5 minutes.
Regardless of the fact that I was a dare devil as a child, I have learned to take chances, be my own person and to take on as many adventures as possible. As a child I would always be doing something, whether I would be talking to new people or going to find a rock to jump off of. It wasn’t always a good quality to have because I would take my adventures too far and put myself in a situation where I could come to be hurt. Nevertheless, I am still alive functioning and it made me the person I am today.
I’m awesome. It’s true. Everyone who meets me will agree, and by the end of this essay, you will too. I am from the small town of Mexico, Missouri where I haved lived my whole life. I was born on January 4, 2000. I am the millennium baby because I was the first baby born in 2000 in the the town of Mexico and I got to ride home in a limo. I went to elementary school at Hawthorne and then to the Middle School and now I am a Junior at The Mexico High School. I play basketball, football, and baseball. This summer I worked at the City Pool as a lifeguard. Last summer I worked at Pearl Motor Company for my dad. That job was definitely a lot harder than being a lifeguard, but I enjoyed both jobs. One of my favorite hobbies is hunting. I love to Turkey hunt and also deer hunt. I’ve killed three turkeys and one deer. One of my other hobbies is snow skiing. I usually get to go to Colorado every year with my church and I've been three times with my family. This is just a little bit of who I am.
My identity is defined by my passion for music and my willingness to work hard. As a child my parents always taught me that working hard is key for success so I like to try my best in everything I do. What I think defines me best as a person are my hobbies. My number one hobby is band, I have been in band for six years and it’s one of my greatest passions. I was first inspired to be in band when my older sister joined about two years prior to me entering the program. My mom really liked how band was teaching her responsibility as well as multitasking so she encouraged me and my twin to join and I can honestly say it is a decision I will never regret. Towards my highschool years I decided to take more responsibility in the program by becoming
There are several different things that make up for who I am today; which is my identity. The things that I would include in my identity is my, religious beliefs, relationship status, sexuality, body image, and career identity.
I have always been fascinated with the human condition. As far as I can remember, a lot of my most interesting trains of thoughts and conversations with others have revolved around dissecting the human condition and discussing the anxieties and insecurities that bring us great guilt but at the same time propel many of our actions and schemes for self-actualization. To me, this is the most defining trait of my identity. Even though it is not a trait I always choose or am able to express openly, I consider this interest, and the values that it spawns, to be more important to my identity than anything about me that external forces can easily perceive, such as my appearance or familial ties.
What makes you so different? A question I got frequently asked throughout all my development stages of life, by my peers, teachers and outsiders. I believe that all humans are born equal, although it’s our experiences that mold us to the great individuals we are. As for me, I grew up in todays 2nd most dangerous neighborhood of Camden New Jersey, where young men like myself born equal, are not given the resources for successful futures from our environment. Fortunately I’ve been blessed to understand that the world is a lot bigger than the 8 blocks of my so-called hood. The mystery of the unknown world was always on my mind. In Camden there is an invisible box around the county that creates a perception of the real world with no way out. Inside this box lie lost hope, misguided values, and violence.
When I look in the mirror I know whom I am, but society makes it difficult to understand who I am, because I was born to immigrants of Nigerian descent, and I am a first generation American, that term is sometimes used so loosely. By looking at my name they assume that I am from some island, but I am so quick to tell them that “I am Nigerian”, there is another statement that normally follows this. “You do not have an accent”. I wonder if I had an accent would I be considered Nigerian and not American; then I say that “My parents are Nigerian” and then that changes, so to them I am just associated with the Nigerian culture it does not make me Nigerian, there has been many discussion between my friends who are the same like me confused to