I am a sister
I am the only girl of 5 kids. I have three older brothers and one younger brother. Like all siblings, my brothers and I fought all the time (probably more than most families because we are so competitive), but my brothers have been there for me through everything. My brothers are a huge part of who I am, I have learned so much from them. Each of my brothers have taught me something different.
Michal taught me to work hard no matter what, and it doesn’t matter what other people think. If you put your mind to it you can do anything. Michal was an incredible athlete who pushed me to be the best that I could be. Michal worked hard to be the athlete that he was. He was short and small to be an athlete, but through his hard work he was able to walk onto the University of Michigan's wrestling team. Unfortunately Michal did not continue to wrestle because his schooling was more important to him. His hard work and determination has helped me become the athlete I am.
Trevor taught me that it doesn’t matter what anyone does or believes you treat them as an equal and be kind to them no matter what. Trevor has the kindest personality of all of us. I look up to Trevor so much. Trevor was nice to everyone he knew. I admire that about him. To Trevor it doesn't matter if what you believe is the same as what he believes, he will treat you with respect. I hope that I reflect this aspect of Trevor.
Malachi taught me that not everyone is on your side and you have to ignore the negative and stay true to who you are. Malachi and I fought more than any of my other siblings. I don't know what it is, but we butt heads like no other. But I have learned a lot from that. Even though we fight a lot, he always has my back.
Sam, although he is younger I have learned a lot from him. Sam taught me that people will see you how they want to, but that doesn’t mean that’s who you are. Unlike me and Malachi, Sam and I get along very well. We argue from time to time, but for the most part we get along. Sam is the most shy out of all of us, and many people misjudge him because of that. Watching him grow up has shown me how many people just assume things. Sam is incredibly smart but because he is shy he doesn't talk much, and many people misjudge that.
My family will always be a crucial part of my life, and continue to shape who I am. I am so glad that I have a family who is there for me and supports me. I am truly blessed.
I am a Christian
Probably the most defining thing about me is my faith. To me religion isn't a set of rules you follow and bam you go to heaven. To me religion is so much more than that, its being told be an all powerful God that you are loved and important to him, and although we broke his rules he loves us enough to send his son to live a perfect life and take our punishment. This idea has shaped who I am more than anything else. If an all powerful God can forgive me for what I do wrong, than I can forgive anyone. This has also helped me through many trials, because I know God promises even if I mess up, he will forgive me, and be there. My faith has giving me many amazing opportunities. My favorite one was the missions trip I took to Zambia. I had an amazing time and learn so much. If I had the chance I would go back in a heartbeat.
I am an artist
Like most children I loved to color. Malachi and I had coloring contests with each other all the time. Which created my love for all things art. I started taking coloring books, paper, pencils, markers and crayons everywhere I went. Art will be something I always love to do, I find it relaxing, and that it helps me express my feelings. Art has not really shaped me more as it has allowed me to be who I am.
I am a Soccer Player
I have played soccer since I was 4. I started playing at Ongoal soccer camp through my church, and then AYSO, and high school. When I was younger I loved to play, but I didn't take it seriously. As I have grown I have developed a passion for the game. This game has taught me how to win and lose with dignity. It has taught me to learn from mistakes and never give up. My sophomore year I switched from defense to goal keeper. I never thought I would enjoy being a keeper, but I love it. Being a keeper is completely different than being on the field. I have developed a deep respect for keepers, and fallen more in love with the game.
I am a best friend
I have been best friends with Amanda for almost 18 years. She has been by my side through everything. Without her I would not be who I am today. She is the best friend I could ever ask for. I don't even know where to start with her. Amanda has an amazing heart! She is super supportive but also willing to tell me what I need to hear even if it is not what I want to hear. I couldn't ask for anything more. Amanda has taught me so much. She has shown me how to be patient and understanding, how to support others, and what a true friend is. I have so many memories with her and I hope that I will gain many more. Outside of family she has probably has the most impact on me.
I am a Girlfriend
I am lucky enough to be dating the most amazing guy ever. We have been dating for just over a year and a half now. This has been the most amazing year and a half. I couldn't ask for a better person to challenge me to be a better person. He is incredibly smart, and a great golfer. He challenges me to step outside my comfort zone, and actually go to school events. (ex. dances) I am truly blessed to have such an amazing guy to stand by me.
There are so many things that make a person who they are. These are the things that are most important to me. These are the major things that have shaped me into who I am. I am so thankful for all these things and the experiences they have brought me.
I am so excited to be going to college next year. I am nervous and sad about leaving, but mostly excited for the new experience. I will be attending Eastern Michigan University to study computer engineering.
What would I change?
I have made so many mistakes in my life, but I wouldn't change a thing. Because all of my mistakes have taught me to be better. Without mistakes I would not learn, or grow. So whether you mess up or not, it doesn't matter, as long as you take the mistake as a lesson and grow from it.
Don't let anyone define who you are, because no one knows what you are going through. But don't disregard what others say, because you can learn from opinions. Get involved with things whether you are introverted or extroverted. Getting involved in groups is a great way to learn what your passions are, and to develop true friendships. Spend time with family. Family can be annoying and get on your nerves, but they want the best for you. Do your homework. It may not be the cool thing, or what you want to do, but you will have so much less stress and actually enjoy your school career. Also in college you will have to. Lastly trying to fit in is lame. Be true to who you are, and stand up for your beliefs. If you have to change to be their friend, than that friendship will change with every passing trend.
Last but not least....My work
I never thought that I would be able to write poetry, let alone like it, but AP Lit. has changed my mind. Mrs. Hebert is an amazing teacher and made it really easy to learn...even with our procrastination.