Biographical Essay

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However, I still had problems with my personal identity. I wasn’t able to open up to others that easily during my first year. I got to know many people but didn’t make any friends. It wasn’t until eighth grade that I was able to meet my two closest friends today, ______ and ______. Unlike others, they didn’t judge me. After spending more time with them, the false personality I had built up went away and I became a happier person. With them, I was able to be myself and not worry about what they thought of me. I am so thankful to have them. They have given me strength and support during tough times and have always been there for me when I needed them. Thanks to them, I started caring less about my public image. In my sophomore year, I finally realized that it doesn’t matter what others think about me and as long as I have someone who cares for and accepts me as I am, then that’s enough.

Another perspective of my life that has changed is my studies. Coming from an Asian family, my parents have stressed the importance of grades ever since I entered high school. As a dutiful daughter, I would study hard, trying to live up to their standards and achieve perfect grades. Halfway during my junior year, I came to realize that it wasn’t helping me. I had gotten so obsessed with earning good grades for my parents that I forgot the simple purpose of going to school: to learn. It was then that I started to ask myself: Do I go to school for
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