Who Am I Essay

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Who am I? It seems likes a simple question that I typically give a two word answer to: Rachel Klenke. There are 7.57 billion people on earth, yet there is only one Rachel Nicole Klenke. I am so much more than just a name though, I am a daughter, a student, an athlete, and an avid cheeseburger critic. The question of “who am I?” deserves a deeper answer than a simple name, and although it cannot be fully answered in a single essay, it can be summarized by my interests, fears, experiences, and future plans. Even from a young age, I have loved fashion. Dress up was my favorite pass time because you can tell so much about a person by how they dress, so the way you dress determines how you want to be perceived. Fashion is field where one can use …show more content…
I have not encountered any major obstacles or hardships, but the minor ones have still impacted me greatly. One of the greatest obstacles I constantly must overcome is myself. I find that I often define myself by fears rather than realities. I sometimes drive myself insane with these fears, but these fears are also my greatest motivation. My fear of bad grades helps me work harder in school, but also causes me to stress about small projects. My fear of not pleasing others pushes me to give 110% at everything I do, but also causes me to be disappointed if I do not achieve what I strived for. My fear of losing my friends reminds me to watch what I say, but can also make me worry when I’m not invited to something. I have struggled greatly with comparing myself to others, my older sister in particular. I have learned to remind myself that I am my own person, and I will be successful in whatever I choose to do if I push myself. I know myself better than anyone, and I also know that I can accomplish anything I challenge my mind do, despite the negative thoughts I might have to …show more content…
I never want to have the opportunity to do something and later think “I should have done that”. Some of my greatest experiences have started with uncertainty. I went on a mission trip to Tizimin, Mexico that I was originally hesitant about, but it turned out to be one of the most life changing experiences of my life. I did a textiles summer program at NC State University that I was skeptical of, and it turned to be something I can see myself doing as a career for the rest of my life. I have also found that the greatest happiness can be achieved by helping others. While I was on the mission trip, my definition of happiness changed completely. I had thought I was happy when I got a new iPhone, but I now realize that the euphoric sensation I experience is only

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