Reflection of the Formation of My Identity

1399 Words Feb 4th, 2018 6 Pages
This form of development is a very important process during adolescence on the journey from childhood to adulthood, and one that I have also experienced, specifically, in the domains of vocation, religious beliefs, and beliefs about marriage/partnership. I am nineteen years old and I grew up in Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have spent my whole life in the same house. My mother was born in Puerto Rico and came back to the States when she was 2 years old. My father was born in Philadelphia and lived here his entire life. With two older siblings, Jacqueline, 24, and Andrew, 27, I am the baby of the family. Andrew is married with a one-year-old daughter. Growing up, my parents encouraged my brother, sister, and I to further our education into college, since neither of them had the opportunity to attend college themselves. They felt strongly about the importance of continuing one's education and having a degree because of the struggles they faced in the working and financial world. Throughout my adolescence, this was imprinted into my mind. Even with my parents' encouragement, I always assumed that I would go to college, but did not start seriously considering it until my senior year of high school. I realize that is late, but I did not see college as a possible option because of…
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