Personal Narrative: My Football Picture Of Myself

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In my picture, I'm 12 years old and I believe I was in 7th grade. It's my football picture from that year and it was towards the end of the year. It's the only picture I have from around the ages of 12 to 15 years old, as I really hated taking pictures. My interests included going outside, playing sports, drawing, playing video games, skateboarding, and eating. I was a very active kid and still am to this day. I recall not having many friends as my social skills were very awkward, I'm shy but outgoing depending on who I'm with. Other challenges included trying to figure out who I was as a person and how I wanted to be perceived to others. I wanted to be accepted by my classmates even though I didn't even know them. I compared myself to others and tried to adjust myself to be approved. …show more content…
I thought I knew what I wanted to be but I figured it wasn't logical or a good thing to do. I was forced by my mother to go to catholic school and I soon realized I might be an atheist. My parents told me, I would die poor and I quickly figured I wanted to be like my dad and be an engineer, I originally wanted to be a painter and that to my parents was considered a failure. I would say I fit in the 5th stage of Erickson's psychosocial development identity vs. role confusion. I Struggled to find who I was but in the end, I realized who I wanted to be. If I could go back I would tell myself to get a haircut, focus more on school than girls, get ready for acne, and no matter what happens to keep pushing through. Overall the advice I would tell myself is that everything will work itself out in the end. Not the proudest times of my life but things eventually got