If someone were to ever tell my younger self that I would one day be one of five siblings, I would have never believed them. Unquestionably, my siblings are an enormous part of who I am; aspiring me to become an intelligent and an affectionate human being. Life doesn't always hurl obstacles in your way, but when it does, it can turn out to be completely disparate and even fascinating from the original thought. At the ripe old age of eleven years old, I was expected to step up to the plate and take care of my new adopted siblings, David and Alysa. Countless responsibilities, circumstances, and a world of authority and gratitude have shaped me along the way due to that one event. Indeed, I am grateful that my parents went through with the adoption because even though I had an impact on my adopted siblings, they have propelled me to become an exceptional brother, son, friend, and student.
My story isn't quite special really, although I have lived under some unique circumstances. My mother was a single parent raising my little sister and I until she married my Stepdad in 2007. I was five at the time and had no father figure until then. From that time on he became my dad. Our new family moved twice before living in a small city where we stayed for 6 years. This is where I made close friends, achieved academic excellence, went to church regularly, life was great or so I thought. What seemed to be our perfect life was turned upside down as hard times fell upon us. I was now the oldest of five younger siblings, my mom wasn't healthy, and my dad had to struggle to keep things going.
Soccer, football, lacrosse, and basketball, just to name a few, allowed my two older brothers to display their talents. Sticking to what they knew, my parents attempted to involve me in some sport, but it was apparent to me quite early on that I had another calling. When I was about four years old, I asked my parents if I could learn how to play the violin. The only reply I ever received at that age was a slight chuckle of doubt from my parents, whom envisioned a dusty wooden instrument being stowed away in a closet, never to be seen again after just a few lessons. So while equipped with only the rushing mind of a toddler, the notion of me learning violin was pushed to the back of my mind. It wasn’t until I was about seven years old that I
Aging up I lived with my mother and I visit my father on some of the weekend and my parents are divorced ever since I was a little girl. I only have a grandfather that lives in Mexico. I grew up living with 3 sisters . Katie is my twin sister we are fraternal and she comes to this high
In the book Smile there was a character named Raina Telgemeler, she had to get braces. Raina thought that she didn’t need to get braces because her teeth looked fine. When she got braces she had felt insecure because of the way she looked, she thought that everyone will make fun of her and tease her. In the end when she got her braces taken off she felt more confident than ever. I can relate to that because when I had gotten braces I never wanted to smile for anything. I was self conscious that I had food stuck in it or just in general I felt different because I got my braces on at such an early age. After I had gotten it taken off I was beyond happy because it felt like my confidence had just went up so much. Getting braces is something that
Growing up I was around a lot of boys. The reason because of that is because I was the only girl at the time or as they knew of. I have two siblings. A brother named Drendarrious he’s the oldest and also the only boy my mother have , I have a Younger sibling her name is Rayn and I would’ve had another sibling but my mother had a miscarriage when she was two months pregnant with it.
From the past to the present day of my life, I have made a lot of great decisions. I have forgiven my best friend for what she has done before. I have joined the spelling bee contest way back in grade 3 holding the trophy of a champion after. I have given my mother a present during her birthday when she buys me a new smartphone in return. However, none of these decisions became the best that I have ever decided. Skipping Kinder 2 during my early childhood was the best decision I have ever made because it gave me happiness, opportunity and satisfaction.
Although this was taken seven months ago, it feels as if it was just yesterday that my sister, Cortney, began a new stage in her life. She is no longer my bedroom neighbor just a hallway length away. The bathroom that was once shared is now only occupied by me, that bedroom next to mine remains vacant, and I am officially an only child -or so it seems. It’s crazy to believe we are already teenagers. As children, we got along much better than average siblings. We never fought, always shared clothes, and even shared friends despite the age difference. As time went on, we grew closer; making it even harder for us to be separated from each other long term. Next thing we knew, it was August 24, 2015, the time had come that Cortney was graduated and moved on to bigger and better things. My family took two cars over two hours away to say our goodbyes. Despite the fact that we did not want
When I was about eleven years old, my parents made the decision that I should learn how to play an instrument. With that being said, they also chose the instrument that I would learn, the violin. I had absolutely no interest in learning how to play the violin, all I wanted to do was spend my spare time perfecting and improving my softball skills. I had expressed that to them time and time again but my parents obviously thought my time should be spent elsewhere considering they still proceeded to signed me up for the lessons. The following week I had begun my violin lessons.
I have terrible teeth. My teeth are not just crooked. They overlap each other, are turned in towards my tongue, and in some places never lost my baby teeth. As you can imagine, I was in terrible pain, flossing was impossible, and I got to the point where I couldn't even eat foods that were not soft or pre-cut. I finally went to the dentist, and was told I needed to schedule an appointment with an orthodontist. The orthodontist only had to glance at my teeth before informing me I needed braces. I have had them on ever since.
I grew up in River Falls with my parents, two older brothers, and my younger sister. My family has always been really close. We don’t fight very often and when we do it’s over little things. I think one of the reasons we get along so well is because we know what it’s like to not have everyone home. My sister was born 10 weeks early with many medical complications. She had to stay at the hospital for 90 days before she could come home. This was a little tricky, because one parent would have to be with her and the other would have to be watching me and my brothers. As Anna got older her hospitalizations became less frequent, but that didn’t mean they were any easier. Along with this another large part of growing up was pets. We had a chocolate
During senior year of high school, I decided to learn the violin. I have always loved the timbre of the instrument and I longed to develop a talent that I could call my own. However, my progress was slow. My arms and fingers always tensed up when I began playing a piece. Yet, my violin instructor never let me give up. Every time I put my violin down he would urge me to continue. “Don’t hesitate,” he would tell me. “Be confident in what you play even if you make a mistake.”
There’s never been a time where I’d wish music wasn’t in my life or that I’d wish I never learned how to play anything. I remember when I was young and I had finally gotten into school I learned about the stringed instruments in class. I was really intrigued and wanted to play one instantly so, when I came home I talked about it non stop all the time. Normally when a kid wants something or thinks something is cool they lose interest after a while but this was different because I was passionate about it before I even got the chance to play anything. I talked about it so much my parents eventually got me and violin for my 4th of 5th birthday and take private lessons. I was excited to start but when I finally started I wasn’t as eager to go back after a full month of going. I liked playing my instrument at school and other places but when it came to my private lessons I just didn’t want to go. I had a strict teacher and he was excellent at what he did and expected nothing less from his students because he had high expectations. Since I had private lessons I was more advanced than the kids that played at school which made it fun because I sometimes got to help the other students. After taking private lessons for years I wanted to quit playing because my practices became more intense and advanced. I was still young but I was older and still thought my teacher was mean.
The road I chose to not take was to go on family vacations in the summer. Had I gone on family vacations I would have experienced more family time, created more memories, and had the adventures of a lifetime with my family. Being able to experience more family time would allow me to make more lasting memories with my grandparents. I could have made family memories with my relatives which could last me lifetimes. The family adventures could have been memorable and possibly sparked a new career interest.