I believe in searching for new perspectives. Time is incessant, and each day provides the opportunity for a fresh experience. I fear an unstoppable routine, knowing the world could offer me more than what is in my vicinity. With a constant restraint for viewing only what is in my reach, it is impossible to become the person I am destined to be.
Understanding who I am and why I am here is a really hard concept for some. Not only is it hard to express through words, but it may be hard for some to hear. Not everybody is proud of the person they have become or want to recognize who they are. But I feel as if it is really important thing to put into perspective to self evaluate yourself and to make sure you are what you want to be. I have never really thought of who I am until today, but my goal is to try to make myself understand it as much as possible through five categories. I hope years later I can understand my way of doing life today and continue loving myself through times of despair and hardships.
We all eventually are mature about making life decisions and want to also carry out the things that will help you get even an inch closer to what you want in reality. As a matter of fact, I like the quote, "Ask yourself if what you are doing today us getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow."
Over the years, since freshman year i've always had my personal goals that id set every quarter and year. It is important to set goals for yourself so you can see how far you've came and how much you've done. I have many goals, especially as a Junior. But my main goals are to graduate, get into a good college, get my degree, get a good job, and have a family. Overall, just to be successful. You can't just set goals and expect them to come by themselves, you have to work for them and be determined and that is what i plan to do.
It can be hard to know what one wants to do when they’re older. There are certain things to consider, like a level of interest in the topic, how much information one would already know, how much that will be needed to know, and to take in if this is what one would want to do in their future life. I know for me when I have to think about future plans it can really worry me. I tend to get stressed out, scared, and wanting to avoid the topic entirely, even though in the back of my mind I know I need to stop running away with what I need to currently take care of. It’s a lot like in the tragedy play of Macbeth. There was so much pressure to always be something more. If a right hand man of the king
When I was younger my mother always told me I would be excellent at being a doctor. My father always told me I would be superior at being a software engineer, like he is. I always told myself I wanted to be an astronaut and travel to the moon like Neil Armstrong had once done. Things change and people change; I completely changed my mind when I started thinking about college and my future. I felt confused and stressed when thinking of which career to pursue. Environmental science and biochemistry is what I had in mind. In
I had no hopes or dreams growing up. I never thought too much about the future as a child. I lived from day to day just waiting for one to finish and another to begin. I grew up in this fashion and did not change at all until middle school. By middle school, I was aware that life did not revolve around school and that there were expectations for me to meet. Both parents and teachers expected me to rise above and beyond. Now my reason for waking up every day and working hard was to meet these expectations. I worked hard to keep up with the expectations, though eventually, the young child that I was could no longer handle the stress of all the work and slipped into melancholy. It was an endless cycle of work, failure, and shame. This continued until I graduated and went off to high school.
When I think about the next five years of my life, I like to think that I will be getting on my feet and succeeding in life. It has taken me a while to figure out what I want to do with my life and what I would like to do for my career. Over the next five years, I am going to have to do a lot in school and outside of school to prepare for my future career .
Who am I personally, after 50 years of being me, I am still a work in progress. I grew up in a tiny ski resort town, on the Appalachian Mountains, in New Jersey. My father grew up in New Jersey, but my mother is from Havana Cuba. My father never graduated from High School, but my mother did. They did not believe in higher education, especial for girls. They wanted us to get married and start a family, I always knew that was not for me. So I followed my dreams and traveled the world. Meeting exciting, educated people all along the way, my travels showed me all the things that I had been missing out on living in a tiny town. By traveling, I learned how to live independently, be frugal, and enjoy life, that is what made me a strong woman. My weakness is, that I wear my heart on my sleeve, I am temperamental, and no confidant.
My college application would be incomplete without me explaining how I got to where I am today. See there for awhile there was a pretty good chance I wasn’t going to graduate. I have a brain condition called Chiari Malformation, which means that I was born with my brain to low in my head and while I was growing it was slowly squeezing my brain. This caused me to have debilitating migraines that made me lose all control of my body. I couldn’t talk, couldn’t move, every muscle in my body tensed up as tight as they can be, and there was nothing I could do to communicate what was going on with me. For awhile doctors had no idea why it was happening just that we had to get it under control soon because the pain was so bad I would almost have a stroke. I still remember how scared I was every time because I never knew if this would be the end for me.
Who I am as a person has a lot to do with my family values. Finding out my top five strengths through StrengthFinder was an eye opener. I’ve never taken a test like that before and it pinpointed my strengths that I do every single day. For me Self-discipline is the good foundation of my success that I have. I will be talking about how discipline helped me out in my academics, how it helped me in my career and how it shaped me as a person.
As a student, I am very well rounded. I am always prepared and thinking ahead of what I need to do. I’m very picky with everything I do. No one wants to take me shopping because if it ain’t perfect I don’t want it. I’m also very organized. I keep a tight schedule every day. I work hard for everything I want. I make dinner every night for my family of 5. I also like to bake but I never end up getting any with 3 boys in the house. Anyways, I work hard for the things I deserve and I am very picky about what I end up getting. I don’t like much help unless I really need it. I always turn things in early or on time. If my work isn’t perfect, it’s not good enough. I usually don’t settle for anything less than an A. My brothers call me an overachiever.
A question most people are familiar with is, “Who am I?” I have always struggled with placing myself in any identifiable categories. As a Canadian and the second child in my family, I became an outsider in a society filled with singletons as a result of China’s one-child policy. Believing that I would belong when I started school in Canada, I was only disappointed by the shocking disparity in language and culture. And today, though it seems almost ludicrous that the same experiences that I once felt ashamed of have become one of my best assets, the thrill of success from overcoming such challenges have attracted me to the financial sector. ‘Who I am’ is someone who not only someone strives to improve my weaknesses, but I am also someone who takes full advantage of her ability to develop a unique, international perspective of life to grasp opportunities with a growth mindset.
Who am I? This question takes me back to my family's history and my childhood and how it impacted my life. Just as the quote by Marcus Garvey, "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." This topic also allows me to reflect on my experiences and how that impacted who I am today. Not only that my future also defines who I am, such as my future dreams, and what I am doing now to make those dreams come true. Plus, my values, and beliefs that I carry with me.
We all have expectations growing up. We think about who we want to be or what we want to do. We all make plans for ourselves and where we want to go in life. Sometimes we follow those plans and other times we go in a completely different direction. I didn’t realize that the path I was going down was causing me more harm than good. At the time I never thought about my future and the consequences that I was going to face, but I was more of living in the moment and only cared about my feelings.