Personal Narrative-The Most Important Person I Am Today

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“There 's a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn 't that kind of the point?” (Pam Beesly/Halpert). An ordinarily unordinary life with a combination of my parents life before me, big moments, and small instances has shaped me into the person I am today. Born into a happy family, I was surrounded by loving people through every single move we made. In between moves, my family connected through numerous family vacations throughout the country and beyond. As I grew up, I had the classic issues with friends and once I got older, boys too. All this seems so simply ordinary, yet it is so far from the truth. “The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future” (William Morris). Back in the day, my parents both raised in small …show more content…
Once I got slightly older, I began feeling the excitement of a win and enjoying competing, just like a true Lorenz. When I was in fourth grade, I told my soccer coach I would only have fun if we won. I started sports later than everyone else, joining volleyball in fourth grade and basketball in fifth, I thought I finally found my thing, deciding that I wanted to compete as long as possible, and play a sport in college just like my parents did. Unordinary to other families, I was a determined fourth grader, set on competing in college. Obviously it is true that the competitive, athletic gene had not hit me until I got older but to me it did not matter, that natural outspoken attitude and stubbornness I was born with would help me continue that …show more content…
When my family was young, my father found a base in his schooling, continuing his education when I was little, getting his major in education. This dedication to continuing to learn also set a great example to my brother and I to strive for success and interests outside of athletics. As he continued to learn, he got job offers all over South Dakota to teach and coach so we moved constantly. Before I knew it, we were in Watertown, and unordinarily to most families or five year olds, it was my family’s fifth town and it was soon to be in the past again, as my Dad got a job in Aberdeen. Little did my family or I know, but this move would be influential to me in the future. I remember my dad left to move into his office before my mom, brother, and I moved to Aberdeen with him and when the three of us were still in Watertown. There was a what then, to my five year old self, seemed to be a massive, horribly scary storm in Watertown and I remember thinking of my Dad in Aberdeen all alone and being so scared and just wanting to see my daddy. I called him and he came home to Watertown through the storm to see me, just like my very own superhero. This ordinary storm to me was then the most frightening monster, separating my father and me. Now, unordinarily, I still remember this feeling and then and now it makes me realize how important my

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