“Who am I?” I believe this is one of the most frequently pondered questions in the world and the answer is quite often misunderstood. The awareness of self-identity is so easily misinterpreted because we over-analyze the question. In a simplistic state of mind, ultimately, you are who you choose to be. In my case, I had been living my whole life simply “going with the flow”. I would never really think for myself or formulate my own opinions or decisions on anything. I would merely let others construct my consciousness and live in the shadows of those around me. I was so self-conscious that I would rarely talk and find it hard to engage in conversation out of fear of judgement. The only time I could be myself was with either my family or outside of school with friends I was close to and comfortable with, but still I was not who I truly wanted to be deep down. It was not until my junior year when I moved to Louisiana, that I began to blossom into the person I am proud to call Irvin. I was in Louisiana for the school year living with my aunt, uncle and cousin, Salvador. It was a beautiful experience, not only because of the interesting culture and new environment, but it was truly life-changing. During this time period I learned that being myself is intertwining my flow into the flow generated around me. My move to Louisiana was a fresh and fertile foundation for me to grow into the person I was destined to be. My cousin was quite well-known in the city so it was easy making friends and I felt welcomed. Entering this new habitat forced me to be someone because there were no shadows for me to live behind; I was on my own, everyone else was a stranger. As I began to branch out and build relationships with people and become, what you could call, “popular”, I truly became conscious of who I was. With this new-found popularity came a sense of leadership and I realized that who I am and how I act affects everyone around me. I now seek to leave a positive impact on whomever I encounter in my day to day life. I bring something new to the atmospheric environment through my actions and I strive to emit an energy that will enhance the vibe in a positive progression. Through spreading love, joy and laughter in a natural flow of…
The Influence of Culture
UW English 131
UW English 131
So many things in today’s society can influence the person you are and will become. Things we watch on T.V. influence today’s younger generations greatly. We see the way people act on T.V. and we try to impersonate that character whether ‘tis bad or good. I’m originally from Germany and because of that and my mother and grandmother being German we celebrate holidays the…
If you were to look back on your high school years, what advice would you give to someone beginning their high school career? What would you tell the children that are about to experience there life, how it is in high school. This essay will explain how high school is now, and how it was when I entered high school. This advice I am giving the students will let them understand that high school is serious, not a joke.
When, I first started high school…
Dear Whomever it concerns,
As a kid I was always into school, and I liked learning new things. My parents always told me if I wanted to be something in life I would have to get an education, and to work hard in life for what I wanted. I took that in consideration, and that became my motivation to strive for my success. Since then I stayed focus in school and did my best to get good grades. I use to be easily distracted by things that made me procrastinate and sidetrack me from…
Education has always been important to me, especially since no one in my family has ever graduated from college. I have faced several obstacles growing up and even though many people, even some of my own family members, thought I couldn't surpass them. My hardships have given me the drive to remain focused on my ultimate goal: achieving higher education.
My mother's struggle and her experience have been an inspiration for me. My mother had a difficult childhood and only received…
The question that I was given was why do I want to attend Virginia common wealth university? That question is the reason why I am dedicated to attend VCU. I love the fact that common wealth university has a lot of the basic courses I need in order to become a physical therapist. Not only does VCU have the basic four year courses there is also a medical school department, which I would love to enroll in after my first 4 years. VCU is a great school for me because…
Question: What is one important question you wish we had asked?
College admission essays all have a common theme of, “tell me what I want to hear.” Why do you want to attend our college? What are your plans for the future? Tell us a little about yourself, and so the list goes on. In reality, to know about a student you have to give them a prompt that lights a fire within their imagination. Let them dig into their mind and put everything on that paper, have their deepest thoughts typed…
30 x 2.5 = 75 for your test grade.
Applying to the college of your choice is a little like trying out for the Olympics—many are called, but few are chosen.
Admissions people look forward to this part of the application requirements. After all, this is the time that they finally have a chance to hear your voice. And, this is the time you have to make certain that this voice of yours is heard clearly and emphatically. The college essay is the part of the application that you can control…
January 20, 2015
College is worth it
Do you ever stress about going to college? Worry About the cost? Scared if you’re going into the wrong field of study? College is very important to go to now a days because a lot more jobs are requiring a college education. College is worth the time and money to go through. I believe everyone should go to college and get a degree. In this essay I will be explaining why it’s important to go to college and why it’s worth having…
10 September 2012
College Essay-Prompt 3
All I remember is hearing my mother cry out, “Why? Why? How could this be happening to me?” As I watched the tears stream down her pale white face, I could only wonder what was happening. The vaguely white room of doctor’s office was where we were sitting when all of this panic was going on. It wasn’t my doctor’s appointment though; I found out a few days later that this was the moment my mom was diagnosed with skin…
Many people would probably describe a place where they are perfectly content as an open field or their bed or maybe even the park, but not me, the place where I am most satisfied in my life is the baseball field. I know many people believe that would be crazy because of the yelling, noises and action, but honestly, those aspects are what makes this place so amazing for me. The smell of freshly cut grass, the sound of the glove popping when the ball…