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Personal Narrative: Fear Made Me Who I Am

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Throughout my childhood, I was a fearful person—constantly afraid to gain new experiences, to meet new people, and to change. As a child, I would cower behind my mother in fear of new encounters with strangers or in unfamiliar places. Fear made me who I am; it defines me, but now, only to the extent I allow it. One of my idols, Eleanor Roosevelt, once stated “We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.” and it’s how I inspire myself to act, by acknowledging my fears and facing them. Speaking out about my opinions, asking questions, participating in group activities, meeting new people, and expanding my interests used to instill a deep anxiety in me, but after finally pursuing that which scared me, i became stronger and more confident. Now, I can see what scares me and make sure i conquer it. Fear rules my life, I've come to accept it, but I know how to get past it. Since becoming a high schooler, I’ve been able to visit Europe and make attempts to try and speak new languages with strangers. Ive been able to engage in debates and support my opinions and beliefs. I’ve been able to join more programs and have faith in myself… This time a few years ago I would've never been able to accept who i am.…show more content…
For my desire to expand outside of my bubble. I’ve built up my time management skills over the years and have the time and commitment to learn. I'm a quick researcher and know how to analyse texts. Most of all i have a library of skills I've acquired. I know how to perform CPR, use photo editing software, quickly skim and comprehend texts, and learn introductory computer skills. I eventually want to make a difference in the world, and i feel that being in the national honors society would be a grand step towards getting
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