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College Writing My Quote When asked to think of a word that best describes me as a whole my first thought is determined. I am determined to succeed no matter what obstacles in my life lie in my way because that is the way I work. Recently, I have worked hard setting goals to build character and mature myself into a productive adult. But as a kid and teenager I rarely thought this straight, and I noticed my group of friends didn’t have any intention of either. Growing up living in Lowell, Massachusetts events have molded me into who I am today undoubtedly. Living with my single mom since I was 8 years old, and having three brothers and two sisters from ages 2 to 21I have seen it all. Fist fights over the controller, drunk and under aged siblings (gave me some motivation) anything you name it I have seen it. Even with a nonconventional upbringing I consider myself a pretty normal and social person, but I do have my dark sides just like anybody else in this world. I believe peoples own personal life experiences reflect their character and thought processes when facing certain situations. An innocent upbringing in a white dominated neighborhood is nothing similar to the place I grew up in, Lowell. Where I am from white skin is the minority in schools, and an innocent childhood is highly unlikely. I started smoking “The Gateway Drug”, and at age 12 soon went onto different and other harder drugs. Without my dad in the picture and my mom working two jobs, finding a way to get fucked up was way too easy for me. The cities fiends (drug addicts) flood the streets using crack, heroin and basically
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This document was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course ENGLISH 112 at UMass (Amherst).

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