Personal Narrative Essay: Tell Me Something About Me

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1) “Tell me something about yourself” I stare at the page as a bead of sweat drips down my hot forehead, my eyes widening and head pounding. What is there about me which is special? Who am I. That’s not necessarily a question; rather an incomplete story. So let me tell you who I, Samar Moghal, am. There are not many things about myself which I really truly understand besides one fact. I am ambitious. If I set my mind to a goal I will fight until I can no longer fight. However, I was not always like this. The person that is me now is not the same person born on the 28th of May, 2000. That was me fifteen years ago on the day I took my first breath. Nor am I the same person from just a year back. I am Samar. Fifteen years, three months and eleven …show more content…
I was born In Karachi, Pakistan and spent the first three years of my childhood in Karachi. Unfortunately, I do not remember my time spent there as I was only a young child. Shortly after my family moved to Canada, I started school! I was one of those odd students who would be beyond excited to start school. My excitement lasted until grade nine, However, now I think I enjoy sleeping in a bit more. Even if I enjoy my sleep, school to me is really enjoyable, especially high school. To me, high school is not here to torture me with homework, or stress me to the point of hatred, it is a boot camp for the rest of my life. Just like a boot camp, it is not always fun, but I respect it and what it stands and works for. Therefore, I have always put a considerable amount of work into my classes. For my achievements I do not have many outside of school as I spent a lot of my time studying, volunteering, or with school clubs and teams. However, I do have a few in terms of athletics. I have made it to areas for two sports every year from grade five to grade nine. I have Also been to regionals once for high jump, and areas for volleyball and cross …show more content…
The three goals which I have this semester are to understand my body, learn and fix my diet, and push my boundaries as an athlete. Through fitness as we will be learning about our bodies in terms of muscles and that is a part of my goal, to understand these muscles within me and be able to label and describe them with little to no thought. Although, those are not the only parts of my body which I wish to improve my understanding about. I want to learn what the maximum amount of weight I can carry is. I want to know how long I can run without stopping and how far. I want to be able to find my heart rate in different situations and access my pulse to determine whether I’m pushing myself too much. I want to see how flexible my body is. I want to reach this goal because I know that this is my body, and if I don’t know about it, no one will. By knowing my limits I can push myself harder, and by understanding my body I can be able to specifically target certain parts of it in terms of exercise and toning, such as my abdominal muscles (which is the only muscle name I know). By accomplishing my first goal I can use the information I know about my body to follow through with my second and third goal. I am not healthy. There is nothing more to it. By healthy I do not mean that I do not exercise, I do. I mean that my diet is horrible. I am

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