Essay on Becoming Me : My Life

1320 Words Sep 25th, 2015 6 Pages
Becoming Me

Who am I? That is a question people ask themselves every day. I can honestly say that when I wake up and look in the mirror, I am happy with whom I have become to this point in my life. I am a better person than I once was with a lot left to learn and live for. You don’t become who you are overnight, it takes years of life experience’s some good, some bad. Some of us have an easier road than others, either by choice or bad luck, I believe it’s how you play the cards that are dealt to you that matters most. Here is the story of my life, one that I have taken a huge gamble on many times.
I grew up in your typical American household with my younger brother, my mom, and dad. Lawn was freshly cut every week, two nice cars in the driveway, both parents had good jobs, my brother and I played sports throughout our childhood. From the outside, we seemed not to have any flaws and our life was perfect. Inside the home was a different story. My earliest memories are of my parents always fighting and yelling my dad had a bit of an anger problem that was triggered very easily. I can remember just sitting in my room feeling scared, weak, and nervous, with my heart beating out of my chest as my parent’s fought most of my childhood. Luckily for my brother and I my dad was never physical with us, an occasional belt spanking when we get very out of hand but it was mostly verbal abuse. From a very early age I…

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