The Community That I Grew Up Essay

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I would not say that the community that I grew up in necessarily fostered creativity. The small farming community in Illinois about thirty minutes from both the Iowa and Wisconsin boarders tended to focus solely on agriculture and sports. I try not to give where I grew up any credit for my academic success and passion for interior design, but honestly, growing up where I did gave me the strongest push to make something important of myself and my life. Growing up an only child, I was often forced to find creative ways to entertain myself. It was quite hard to play board games, sports, and even with toys without another child around. Because of this, I spent a lot of my time focusing on coloring, building forts, reading and watching cartoons. After awhile though, even these things got tiring, and I forced myself to stretch my limits. At a young age, I started watching networks like TLC, HGTV, Food Network, Discovery Channel, and local cable channels, not necessarily networks seven year olds watch. As I grew, I was also excelling rapidly in school, and often found myself extremely bored by classes. I would grasp concepts early and get my work done quickly, which would allow me extra time to focus on personal interests and reading. Having all of this extra time and individuality, I think forced me to really explore my creativity and imagination. For some crazy reason, at the age of 10 I thought I knew everything and decided that I was going to be an interior designer.

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