Personal Essay: My Aunt Kimmy, My Mother

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The person I am today is due to the woman who decided to be my family. On December 12th of 2017 when asked to comment on the relationship I have with my Aunt Kimmy, my mom (Anita Stockman) said “I often say that Morgan is the daughter that Kim never had.” This statement gives a great representation of the relationship held between my Aunt Kimmy and I. When reflecting upon myself, I know I’m unique and originality is a good thing. I know I’m hard working, that quality is becoming less and less common. I know that I am bold and can do whatever I want. If I want to do it then I’m going to make it happen, sometimes the things I say are less thought out but that is a good thing at times. I have experienced the importance of loving everyone and the …show more content…
It is becoming more and more common that hard working people are few and far between. Something even better than a hard-working individual is a person that is hardworking and bold. It is great to have a hard-working mentality but that means nothing if you do not have the guts to begin the adventures and goals throughout your life. When touching on Kim’s strong will and boldness my mom said “She is one that is outspoken, sometimes in a very bold way to where she never has to be the center of attention but what she has to say is said with bold words...She is always open to having a helping hand when...going about or doing anything.” Kim is one that modeled the character I strived to be as I grew up. People often hold back their thoughts out of fear but that has never been a struggle of mine and my mom can attest to that. “There’s a lot of times where you display no filter on your comments and words that you choose to say to certain people. That you totally got from your Aunt Kimmy, absolutely, 100%.” Working hard, caring and speaking without fear are things that can be observed when hearing of my personal achievements. The successes are not where I store my pride; it is the traits of myself that helped me get to the results that I am proud of. The genuine characteristics like those are what can help me continue to feel …show more content…
Being heartfelt and genuine of others’ lives can redefine perseverance within your own. You are not meant to simply exist during your lifetime. Live the life you were blessed with. When things start to go sideways and the person you want to be alters to someone you don’t like, it is only in your power to change it. When living, no singular characteristic makes someone original, unique or special. These many characteristics are often modeled before us or are experienced outside of our control. Some lessons are learned in a roundabout way and the lessons taught by my Aunt Kimmy are often shown to me rather than told. Out of all of the beautiful lessons I have learned growing up next to my Aunt Kimmy the most inspiring one is the power of never giving up. It is known by the people closely loved by Kim that she does not like to be alone and as one of those who Kim loves, my mom shared “A lot of people thought that she was this very vibrant, secure, self-motivated person but she really wasn’t. She was never alone and never wanted to be…she persevered because she was fighting a battle, [depression] afraid of the unknown and most of all she was afraid of being alone. In the end, she felt nothing but alone and in order to persevere her depression; she took her life. In her depression, it was to the point that she couldn’t control her feelings and she wasn’t living the life of being involved with

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