Essay about Personal Statement : High School

1811 Words Sep 20th, 2016 8 Pages
E. E. Cummings said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” He is completely right. From my freshman year to my senior year, I’ve grown up, but not just by becoming more mature. I have learned from mistakes, become more responsible, stopped trying to be someone I’m not, and, best of all, embraced who I am. Throughout my three years in high school, I learned that confidence in yourself is very important. They say “confidence is key”, but it’s not just key, it’s essential. I realized this in many different aspects of life, like sports, social events, and academics. Learning to become my own person is one of the best things that has happened to me, and I have the awkward phases, social statuses, and pressures of high school to thank.

My whole life I’ve struggled with self confidence. Insecurity and self doubt used to consume me, to the point where I couldn’t stand looking at myself in the mirror. Voices in my head, produced from the image the world told me was perfect, would tell me I wasn’t pretty enough, wasn’t athletic enough, wasn’t smart enough, or wasn’t cool enough to be accepted. This is pretty much how I would describe my first two years of high school, and everything leading up to it. Don’t get me wrong, my experiences during that time weren’t horrible. I’m sure compared to some people, I’ve had a great high school experience. Well, on the outside. It was the internal struggle that I constantly wrestled with. I didn’t win the fight until I…

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