How I Changed My Life Essay

1923 Words May 25th, 2016 8 Pages
Looking back to my childhood I would say the person that positively impacted my life was my uncle. Growing up I was the most closest to my mother 's family side due to several reasons one being language issues since my dad 's family side speak different languages I have a hard time relating to them. Even if I do not get to see my uncle in daily basis every time he came to visit me, he tends to make me feel I was special person just for being myself. Even if he recently passed away due to murder, the person he was continuing to affect me as an individual and also counselor. In this paper, relating to what we learned in play therapy I would describe how my uncle helped me feel understood as child.
Growing up my family had an expectation for me to always be the top student in my class. For me in elementary and middle school rather than focusing on education, I was more focused on having fun with my friends, so I was let down in some way. I used to remember my mom and nephew used to do similar to intervention once or twice a semester when I was in elementary in how I need to pay attention to my grades because I never was the top three students in my class. Since everyone in my dad 's family where very smart, my mom thought I can make a difference to her side of family so she pressured me to excel in school very earlier. So when I was a kid I used to feel that I was only defined by my grades.
However, my uncle was the only person that did his best to help me realize that I am…

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