Personal Narrative: My Literacy Life Map

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My Literacy Life Map has given me a visual representation of the difficulties in life that I have encountered. These are some of the few remembered influences that have shaped my literacy in both positive and negative outcomes.
At a young age, I benefited from being born into a middle class family. I always had an abundance of toys, books and caring parents that fostered my learning. However, there were two iconic incidents that had scared me. Around the age of 7 years old, I had been going to Polish school on Saturday mornings and learning a vast number of topics such as: orthography, history, geography and grammar. One of the skills I had learned was cursive writing. When I was in grade 2, my teacher noticed I was writing in cursive and
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During high school, I was exposed to courses I was passionate about, for example: law, business, computer science and exercise science. These courses prepared my drive for academic years ahead! However, my post secondary education was probably the hardest 5 years of my life. With school being more of a business and attaining high grades were what was at stake and, as a result, higher learning dissipated. For the most part, there was too much reading and writing about uninteresting material. Many professors were more concerned about their research, instead of teaching their students.
After completing my undergraduate education, my passion for learning returned. I started reading books on an array of different topics. My daily routine in the morning consisted with reading the news and afterwards reading philosophical and political books. I truly do believe that teachers are life-long students and that it is more than a job.
I have much more to learn in life. With great historical influences like Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, George Orwell, Friedrich Nietzsche and many more, I will be able to discover who I am and what is my purpose in life. My journey through life is far from