Short Story Essays

Submitted By emgreder
Words: 293
Pages: 2

Emily Greder
Liba 102
Thursday February 12, 2013

I think of affirmation as a true statement. Something that has been confirmed to be true and proves that this thing exists. Whenever I think about my parents and all they’ve taught me throughout my life, I think of affirmation. They didn’t just teach the bare minimum. Instead all four of my parents have given me guidelines on how to be a better person and live a healthy life. They confirm these guidelines and their way of living by showing me their examples everyday. I truly believe I have grown up to base my life around important morals and values, which I have watched my mom, step-dad, dad, and step-mom live out. They affirm any beliefs they teach me. The affirmation of “everything working itself out,” has been one concept I will remember forever. As a senior, I had no idea where I wanted to attend college. It seemed like each month there was a new “it” school. I’d become obsessed with it just in time for a new month with a new school. Through all of the decisions, I was waitlisted for Indiana University and then accepted later on. I had attended Ole Miss for a visit and fell in love with the campus along with the south. Over some time, I listened to my mother’s dreams for me and chose Indiana. I attended IU last fall and came home in December for Christmas break. I decided Ole Miss was where my heart belonged. After applying short notice and hearing back, I was headed down south for good. My parent’s favorite advice,