The Importance Of The Fourth Chapter Of My Life

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The fourth chapter of my life that made me who I am today is when I entered college to today. People say college is a time of self-discovery and it has been no different for me. Entering college, I was nervous about making friends, as I did not want to be one of the people who makes no friends. During orientation, I met two people who I got decently along with, and I stuck around them. I was a little disappointed because I didn’t really expand outside of them and I thought they were going to be my college friend group. At the beginning of school, there is an event called block party, and I was supposed to go to it with my new friends. One friend did not go since he lived in Stockton and did not want to drive back to the school, so it …show more content…
My mother is a very headstrong person, and she is the iron fist in my home. She is the one I dread to show my grades to after every semester because I know if they are bad, I will get a harsh lecture. I think I adopted my stubbornness and my desire to argue from her. Because we both are stubborn and loud, we tend to argue a lot over everything. From an outside perspective, it can be seen that I don’t get along with my mother since we argue so much, but I still love her no matter what. What I respect most about my mother is that she is not afraid to get what she deserves and speak out about something unfair. This is the complete opposite of me as I hate speaking out in public, and I typically don’t like uncomfortable situations. One moment that I remember specifically is when my mother, brother and I were going to eat at a restaurant. There was no parking in the lot, but someone was backing out of their parking space, so my mother turned her signal on and waited for the person to get out. As the person left their space, another came in and cut her off, taking the space. If that happened to me, I would be furious, but I would be too shy to do anything about it. My mother puts her car in park, goes to the man’s car and starts yelling at him and lecturing him about how she was waiting for that spot, and even has her blinkers on showing she was taking it. The guy didn’t care and …show more content…
Starting from elementary school, I have been immersed in Japanese culture, and it has shaped the pride that I have today for the Japanese culture, as well as my desire to visit Japan. In middle school, I was traumatized into feeling smaller than other people, making me have a very low tolerance for belittlement. This is mixed with my mother’s influence of not letting people push you around, but I go a little too far still, meaning I need to practice my father’s patience and understanding. In Boy Scouts I learned about survival, and learned about my desire to help people. I was also given the opportunity to grow into a better leader, and someone who can speak in public is necessary. In high school I learned about friendship and social cues. I treasure my good friends just as much as I treasure my family, and I feel like I developed this value in high school. In college I learned about love, and how I have absolutely no understanding of it. I also was given a better set of critical thinking skills from Tumblr as well as classes. Although I have gone through so much, I am still developing into who I will become. The person I am today is not the person that I will be tomorrow because I understand that I am highly inexperience in many aspects of life. Looking to the future, my hope is to become a Pharmacy supervisor like my father, and be respected by my colleagues. Currently I am in the dark about

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