Family Personal Statement Essay

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When I was little I was always taught to cherish my family, and love them unconditionally, no matter what happens. I learned family values very quickly and began to recognize how important my family really is. My family has shaped me into the young woman I am today because of all the memories, shared times, values, lessons, trips, and members of it. If I did not have my family today, I would not be the person I am now. My family has shaped my dreams and aspirations in many good ways because they have always pushed me to do best in life and to not give up because I can do anything when I put my mind and effort into it.
Not too long ago I was introduced to my brand-new step-family, at age nine, you could say I
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As a child, I was and still am a Daddy’s girl. I always wanted to know what was up with him. I have always been insanely family connected. I remember weekends going down to see my cousins, always having family dinners at least once a week, and always spending time with my parents literally every day. When my dad became a sober man, my parents realized they had nothing in common. My parents split around age nine and that is when my whole world started to change. This is how my step-family comes into play. When my mom started to date what is now my step-dad, I instantly gained a whole other family, including an amazing sister, who considered myself as a blood sibling within the first two months of our parents being together. Switching into this new family meant styles of parenting, living, basically relearning how to be myself all over again. As I started over, everything changed. I entered a family that was even closer knit than my own. I was sharing a bathroom for the first time in my life which felt like the end of the world. And I had to make my first big move. Even though the transition into this life was the weirdest thing I had experienced so far, it started to mold me more into the person I was at the time. My world was changing right in front of my eyes and I did not even realize at the

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