“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
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…
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…
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…
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…
22 May 2013
A typical morning in Vietnam began with my mother gently waking me up. "Con ơi thức giậy đi", and she would drive me to school on her electric motorcycle through the crowds of people getting to work. The atmosphere always had a hot and humid feels to it, with the sweet aroma coming from the fruits that people sold on the side of the streets. I came from a middle class family in South Vietnam. My parents did not have the chance to go to college, but they worked very…
will multiply your total points x 2.5 for a possible total of 100 points. That final number will be your test grade for this project. For example, if you receive 30/40 points, I will multiple 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.…
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…
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…
College Essay Rough Draft
A motto that I’ve truly lived by through various obstacles thrown at me is, “it isn’t failure that defines you it is how you get back up that does.” I honestly do not even remember where I first heard this but as a dedicated athlete, I’ve been through my fair share of setbacks. I am a really serious runner, and have been running since 8th grade, discovering a true love for the sport. I quickly realized I had varsity potential, and could do remarkable things in cross…
Lying in that tube was the most terrifying 35 minutes of my life. The sounds of the clanking and beeping and the occasional move of the table. The only thing running through my mind was softball, the fact that my career could be over. Then, there was the pain, the pain that put me into that tube, and then numbness.
I only have two loves in my life my family and softball. I played on 3 teams that summer and I was the catcher for each one of them. My back began to hurt but I didn’t…