Student, businessman, outgoing, dedicated, creative, and willing are just a few things that set me apart from other kids. I don't find myself as being a normal person. There are people who lead others, who set trends, who do things first, who strive to better themselves no matter what it takes. Then there are the followers, those who follow the trends set by the leaders, those who will do anything to fit in and be “cool”. I like to classify myself as a leader. I’m a tall lanky kid with long hair and light blue eyes. Some may think that this puts me at a disadvantage. I like to use this as a gift, because of my broad shoulders, I am able to fit into a ton of clothing and make them actually look good. My blue eyes compliment me very well, matching almost every color. I fit in well with many of the kids in school. I have a good base of friends and try to stay out of trouble as much as possible. I get made fun of for being “skinny” sometimes but it never really phases me. I usually brush it off and go on with my day. The things that I say are mostly business oriented or funny. There never really is an in between. I praise myself on how funny I am. I believe i'm funny because I get a ton of people to laugh when they're around me. But because I run a small business on the side I like to keep things formal when i'm talking with people. Just recently I had to speak with the printing company I work with in hopes to make one hundred more t-shirts. I needed to send a formal
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Sometimes in life, growing up can in fact be difficult. We must face challenges that can sometimes be difficult to overcome, we have to persevere, and overcome the obstacles we have, however when you are born with special needs like Autism, it can be harder to overcome these obstacles. Living in the same household with my brother, Declan O’Neill, who since a young age has had to deal with Autism. Which makes things that is easy for us to do, like talking to people, and socializing, more difficult for him because he is afraid he will be judged.
When examining myself, I am often labeled as being helpful, sympathetic, generous, friendly, responsible, cooperative, understanding, and kind when it comes to the social category. I am also self-confident, optimistic, agreeable, energetic, and ambitious when it comes to enterprising. Many people also see me as obedient, practical, efficient, persistent, careful, and orderly in the conventional category. Then lastly I am curious, rational, independent, modest, reserved, and introverted when looking at the investigative region. Other things that I have are creative ability, willingness to serve others, ability to work well with others, leadership, gratitude, hope, humor, and expression of spirituality.
Many experiences through my life have shaped me into the person I am today. Some of them are so insignificant I can't even place them, but others I will remember until I take my very last breath. I will never forget what happened to my family and I since the time my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. Because my grandmother had cancer for a good portion of my childhood, I became very mature, gained a new respect for people, and I have developed a new outlook on life. My grandmothers diagnosis made her very special to me.
Ever since I was able to produce thought, and even before, my family has been hardcore Auburn fans. Later in my life I visited Auburn University and instantly I fell in love with this college. As my life continued and as I grew older my family kept telling me how amazing an engineer I would be with my stubbornness to fix things or to find out how they work. Like just recently my computer broke and to find out what went wrong so at 1 am I took apart my computer, with no prior knowledge of what made a computer run, and fixed it. My father, a Mechanical Engineer who graduated from Auburn, jokes saying that I did better than he usually does because when he takes things apart to fix them usually they end up broken more than before. My family has been a huge part of me finding out what I want to become, with me finally deciding on an Aerospace engineer, and what I want to do with my time on Earth and maybe even Mars depending on what the future has in store for me.
I was born into a dysfunctional family. My father was an alcoholic and a heavy smoker. There were so many financial problems and pure happiness. Everyday my parents would argue about the most minor things. Everyone thought that everything was all roses and unicorns for us, but in reality it was dull and grey. The life I was born into made me want to do things that are looked down upon. Despite all of this my mother was strong and maintained a smile on her face.
We always tend to question ourselves as we reach adulthood- Am I going to be successful? Have I even changed since being a child? Am I really who I think I am? From the moment we entered the world to the day we die, there is a small portion of adolescence where we experience who we really are and what even makes us that way. Although, as a nineteen year old lady, I still have growing to do; I have made discoveries that really explain why I am the person I present myself to be and why others would agree. Today I define myself as being independent, honest, and a psychology major.
Sarah Elizabeth Ramirez was an important person in my life. She impacted my life so much. Some people might find it weird that a newborn baby impacted my life, maybe because the fact that they can’t speak nor open their eyes, but it’s true. We should never underestimate something or someone on how big or small it is.
In Forty-five years, the activity theory, filial responsibility, wisdom, and retirement will play a major role in the success of my aging process. These factors contribute to my central source of meaning which is healthy aging. Furthermore, improving various areas of my life as well as maintaining many aspects of my current personality is key to prolonging my status as an active person in society. Consequently, my plans require goal setting and reflections pertaining to my daily habits.
During my youth, I always tried to be the nicest person I could be. Today, negativity has become a big part of people’s everyday life. In high school, there happens to be tons of pettiness towards one another. People disliking others, many fights and unfortunate events become the center of all the attention and even bad reputations for people and their schools. The golden rule teaches us to, “Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you.”
When I was a child, my mom would tell me that all of my prayers always came true, and I believed it. Anything that I asked for or could ever ask for would come to me. I had an amazing family who supported me, trustworthy friends, and my life seemed great. I would go to church every Sunday, as I stood in silence as I opened my heart to God and felt the thrill every time I opened my Bible in the morning before school. I believed that my life would continue to be as blissful as it was when I was a hopeful eight year old girl. I believed in God as a sort of magician who would grant my every wish and desire.
Hunched under a mango tree trying to find shade from the scorching sun as sweat drips from my scalp to my toes, sizzling as it hits the ground. Temperatures increase day by day in the summer I pray for rain to fall, looking at the stray animals on the roads in craving for water. I gaze off into the distance of barren acres of land, touching the dry, cracked soil and seeing lifeless crops perish due to the boiling heat that I was responsible for. As a boy living in the (countryside) rural areas of India in a middle-class household, everyone in the village was taught at a young age to start working. Even though I was the third child out of my four siblings it didn’t prevent my parents from making me work out in the fields. It was tough having to do manual labor like field tasks to feeding and taking care of the animals every day. As the rooster's crow, I wake up immediately and lay out my school uniform and shower, I brush my hair slicked back, put on my shoes and run off to school with my friends. I quit going to school until the 10th grade because back in the day my parents wouldn't care that much about education like today. It was more about harvesting corn in the summer to plant seeds in the winter. When I was around 20 years old my two older siblings got married and my family decided it was my turn. However, my father tried to encourage me to do something in life first and not sit at home and drink or smoke so he opened a pharmacy, that didn't work out so long due to my
The despairing faces and the exhilarating emotions that overwhelm the room as I think back to how irrational life can be. I notice their hands were reluctantly raised to answer a simple math problem that I had written on the board. Looking around, I have never seen such fragile students that are eager to learn but afraid to speak. However, these are the same students who helped me realize how important it was for me to be in that room. A star that shined bright, guiding the helpless voyagers to shore. I always thought life was linear , where everything increased at a constant slope, but that is definitely not the case. Thinking about the many unexpected turns it can take and how it places laborious weight on a person's decisions and responsibilities My life can be summarized from the last four years, from the beginning of high school to now. I always caught myself walking the halls contemplating my purpose in life and why I felt so incomplete. Until finally, everything fell into place, learning what my heart cared for the most and what and who I wanted to be now. Math has always been something that defines me. Going from being a normal student to a math tutor, it really shows me my own capabilities and limits.