At this point in my life I find myself in an interesting predicament regarding my attitudes toward reading and writing; more so towards reading. Years ago I used to love reading books for pleasure but nowadays I find myself reading things that little to no effort to digest. This includes the very basic posts on facebook expressing one’s opinion on something or articles and threads on reddit discussing topics I find intriguing. Perhaps it’s the severe senioritis that has overcome me as I enter my last semester at Chapman University. As I’ve gotten lazier I can see it start to reflect in my everyday life. Deep down I still love to read but I rarely find myself getting truly invested into the action unless it relates to something I am very
I can define myself as many things, as can many other humans in the world. I am a woman, I am a sister, I am a daughter. I am a violist, I am a student, I am a friend. Throughout my life, I find myself inspired mostly by those around me, holding myself to a standard that will help make their lives a little bit better.
I have many weaknesses when it comes to reading. One of my weaknesses is I am a slow reader. One more weakness I have is it is hard for me to find books I am interested in. It is also hard for me to pay attention to a book because I can’t usually find one I like. I have some strengths when it comes to reading to one is it doesn’t bother me to read in front of people.
A Majority of the time I will only read what I have been assigned because reading will not be my preference of task simply because I will lose focus and wonder off into thinking about what my girlfriend might be doing. My useful method that I discovered about myself when reading alone so I can remain focused is looking up summaries of the book like spark notes, before I read so I can understand the text more clearly. It is probably the worst thing to do because it does ruin the suspense or purpose of reading the book anyways, but it helps with remaining concentrated. I feel that I am this way because I am really picky with what I like to read, which in my case may be informative magazines like Men’s health that can teach me something useful. I don 't have the best experiences with reading, possibly because teachers never showed us what
As a child, I read non-stop. I used to spend entire nights reading, so much so that by the age of 9, I had developed grey circles under my eyes, which I wore like a badge. In school, I would use every free second I had to get just a little closer to finishing whatever book I had on hand. Ms. Carpenter, who always seemed as though she didn’t like teaching very much, frequently yelled at me for keeping my books on my desk so I could get to them quicker whenever I finished my classwork. She insisted that they were a distraction. But I always had a book to read, because every Friday each class walked in a neat line
Throughout my entire life I have always sought to be the best version of myself that I can be. I believe that through hard work and dedication anything is accomplishable. From being the valedictorian and starting quarterback at my middle school, my love for academics and sports has motivated me to stay focused in my high school career and onwards.
I set forth a great deal of exertion into everything that I do. I do my best in any and everything. When I set goals for myself, I give it my best shot to accomplish them and on the off chance that I happen to miss the mark regarding my goals then I value realizing that I gave a valiant effort. I am exceptionally persevering in my studies and
Seeing myself ambitious I want to strive for greatness. Being who I am and where I come from I strive for success. Knowing who you are and know the potential you have is awesome. I am a ambitious person and love to make a change.
Interactions between people are never ending. The effects of one conversation could affect the outcome of that person’s life, consequently changing their identity completely. There comes a time, though, when dealing with others confident in their identities, where one must ask themselves the personal question of “who am I?”. No matter if you’ve just stumbled upon this question, in the process of discovering the answer, consistently changing your answer, or confident in your answer, the people around you are the ones you have to thank for molding your personal identity.
My identity is something that that no one can take away from me. As I am still growing and learning, I can say that I have found many things that appeal to me. My interests will help define my personality and express myself in ways that I can’t express through words. I enjoy finding new things to do and doing my best in aiming towards my goals. I have many goals, but I know that I can only accomplish them through patience and perseverance.
I am the kind of person who knows that they are going somewhere in life. As I’ve grown up, I have always established (and completed) goals with this overarching knowledge in mind. In fact, this belief has shaped me into the person that I am today. One of my biggest fears is that I will not live up to my definition of success, however, it is this fear that motivates me to define goals that will help me on my way towards achieving the success that I desire. My determination for success also allows me to find gratification in driving those around me to achieve their own personal successes as well.
Reading consumes you. I stole books. While other kids were sneaking and texting in class, I was sneaking and reading. It was a skill at propping the book just right using the edge of the desk and my thighs so you can properly see the words but the teacher doesn’t see the book. You might be thinking, so you read in class, big deal? It’s a pretty big deal when I was failing classes because I read during all the lessons. I read instead of doing homework and decide- fuck it, read during the tests. When AP, SAT, and ACT exams were coming up, I read instead of studying. I would stay home from school to read. Instead of applying for colleges, I read. Forced to go out and socialize -find a corner and read. Neglect all your friendship and never respond to their calls because I was reading. I lived through my books, I didn’t need the outside.
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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “To be yourself in a world that is trying to make you something else is a great accomplishment”. Who am I? is question that many often struggle to answer, but for me it allows me to differentiate from my constituents and express who I really am. What makes me such a unique individual is my ability to identify with 5 strong strengths. I love the fact that I am futuristic and I have the ability to relate, I am responsible, I am a developer and last but not least I am disciplined. Each one these themes shape and generate my personality. Born on February 22nd 2000 I am the only daughter to Rob and Theresa Jones. When I’m not roaming the illustrious campus of State University, I enjoy shopping I personally feel
With so many ways to describe who I am, I think I will start off with the basics. I am a college student that attends Drake University. I would identify myself as hard-working, responsible, and persistent. At the beginning of the term, I identified myself as how I felt in the moment with answers such as tired, hungry, and bored. Yes, those were traits I identified myself within the moment, but now I try to look far and beyond the present. I want to identify myself as someone who strives to achieve everything she ever wanted, including graduating from college, with honors and getting involved within the college community. I want to be able to identify with things that have meaning and substance that I have always strived for including being determined and self-reliant.