Who Am I Am Essay

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Who am I, this seems an easy question to answer until I must include my cultural knowledge. Culture is the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religions, notions of times, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations through individual and group striving(Samovar & Porter, 2004). When I reflected on the identity wheel to define myself, I was able to identify what is most significant to my life. Parental status, education, marital status, gender and age were all key areas to who I am.
I am a mother with two sons and they are what I base all my decision making off of. I became a mother at the age of 19 and I am now 36 almost 37. I have now spent half of my life taking care of a child. Education was something I choose to be important to me because I am in college and have a children in school. I have always wanted to attend college and earn a degree and I feel blessed to finally have this opportunity. My mother was the first on in my family to graduate college after she earned her G.E.D. I was a senior in high school which, oddly is the same scenario with my son and me.
I feel I am in the process of self-identity seeking to discover what I believe in. I did not grow up with
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I am a beautiful mosaic in the making. I believe I stand for equal rights and try to not pass judgment on others. I am open to learning new cultures and still value my own culture as well. I am seeking to find my place not only in a physical location but emotionally. I have overcome some very tough obstacles in my life that I do not always realize that most people never have been through and forget to give myself credit for surviving. I exist in a social class based on an income amount but still feel as if I am less than those in this class. I feel as if I don’t belong in the generation that I was born

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