Who Am I

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Even as a young girl, I have often wondered what it is that makes me who I am. Is it my personality, or my character? Is it my ethnicity? Maybe it is my choice of interests, or maybe a combination of all of these things, because I don’t believe that there is one description or label that is capable of defining me completely. I am a shy person and at times I feel very awkward around people, especially those that I do not know. I am the type of person who will hang back and observe strangers before making the decision about whether or not I want to join in with the group. It is because of this that I am often wrongly labelled as anti social. That is not who I am because I love to be around people once I get to know them, but I am always shy at the beginning. Sometimes I wish that I could make people understand this because I feel like I have missed out on many friendships because of this shyness that seems to come across as me being an unfriendly person, but then again maybe only the people who have had patience are the type of friends that I should be pursuing. I am a positive person to be around and I try not to judge anyone for the choices that they make or the beliefs that they support and I treat everyone with the same respect that I would like to be treated with.
Many of my personal experiences have shaped me into the person that I am today. Being born in Poland and moving to America at the age of 5, it was tough for me to assimilate to American culture. My parents

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