Why I Join The Color Guard Research Paper

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I was born exactly 20 years ago today, in a Provo hospital room that is a 15 minute walk from where I am sitting now. My parents are two BYU alumni, I grew up a BYU fan, and now I am a BYU student. Some people would tell me that I haven't made it very far in life, but I would have to disagree. In my 20 years on this earth, I have spent a lot of time, most of it enjoyable, in school. In fifth grade I switched elementary schools in order to participate in the accelerated learning program they had available. This started me on a path that continued as I moved through middle school and high school. School has always been one of my main focuses. I have always enjoyed learning new things, but I also enjoy working hard and achieving. Though at the…show more content…
It was something new and different than anything I had ever done before, and I fell in love with it. I am most definitely an introvert, and before joining guard, I was very shy as well. However, guard helped me to develop my people skills as I worked along side, and grew to love, my team members. These people, though not people I would have met or chosen to be with in other circumstances, have become some of my most valuable friends and have helped me to become the person I am today. In my senior year I was chosen as captain of my color guard team, and through that I was able to grow as a leader and expand my abilities even more. My experience with Color Guard had a large part in shaping who I have…show more content…
One of my all time passions is reading. I credit my love of reading to my dad, who has spent a great portion of his life reading as well. Some of my earliest memories are of my dad reading Harry Potter to me and my siblings, though I was the only child listening. My love of reading has only grown since then. Through reading I have learned about countless worlds and thousands of stories. I have discovered myself in between the pages of many different books, and I have learned more about people and the world arund me. Of all the ways to spend time, reading may be my absolute
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