Essay about Knowing Who You Are Very Important

1083 Words Jun 12th, 2016 null Page
Knowing who you are is very important. It is the foundation to your life. I think everyone should be knowledgeable of their heritage, culture, ethnicity and background information pertaining to their family. Everyone’s story is unique and it is what helps set them apart in the big world we live in. There are many events and people that have contributed to where I am today. My story is unique, complicated and has many twists to it; however I think I have managed to do quite well considering my backstory. The first memory based on ethnicity is one that my mother told me. She told me that when I was a baby Hispanic people would come up to me and start speaking to me in Spanish because I looked like a Hispanic baby. This is interesting to me because my ethnicity is not a 100% known. My mother is of German and Irish descent. My father, who I have only met once in my lifetime, is, as far as I know, Spaniard and Blackfoot Indian. As a baby I had curly dark brown hair, big brown eyes and had a darker complexion than my Caucasian mother. First, I feel that I must share what my “family” consisted of when I was a child. I did not have a typical all American family when I was growing up. My family consisted of two moms and a “brother” that would sometimes live with us until I was about eight years old. Honestly, I had no clue that my family was different; I loved my mom and her friend and her son Jimmy. Jimmy was about 10 years older than me and he only stayed with us when he was…

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