My Family Influences

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In the past, I had a small and tight-knit family, with my mom, my dad, and my older sister living with me. My parents gave as much attention and love to the both of us, but their flaws affected me and my sister in many ways, such as addiction or a lack of attention. However, as I got older, and major life events continued to shake the foundations of our family, I was influenced by other family members like my aunt, my cousins, and my grandparents. While I still care for my mom and am very much connected with her, my grandparents were the ones that gave me the structure I needed to grow and thrive in the world. Overall, the ideals and desires of my parents and grandparents all affected me. My family, while not perfect or as functional as other families, has given all the love and care that I could ever want, and it has shaped me to become the person that I am today. My mom, my dad, and my sister all had profound impacts that had affected me in my many stages of my life. In hindsight, I think I was more connected to my mother than my father, whereas my sister connected more with our dad. I talked with my mom more often and was closer to her and what she does, and she continues to affected me to this day. While she wanted the best for me and is incredibly kind and wise, she also didn’t have the time to look after me and was fairly lenient when it came to what I did in the house. Therefore, I didn’t focus on my studies and became incredibly stressed with my grades. Despite

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