have to get into college are good grades and school involvement. I had never been involved in school things and my grades were less than quality. I thought I was doomed but did everything I could to get in a better position. I started working hard on homework and studied more than ever before. Video games became a thing of the past and I almost never played them, though other forms of distractions still slowed me down. My lazy attitude never completely left me though and this would continue to hinder me. It was time to apply to colleges and start filling out scholarships. My original thought was to go to school at Northwest Missouri state University. My mom got me to go on a visit to UNO, despite my resistance. As soon as I took the tour of the campus I knew that this is where I wanted to go. I applied to UNO, and only UNO, barely before the deadline. My scholarship hunt was, to say the least, unsuccessful. I kept pushing off my hunt for scholarships further and further due to my laziness and bad attitude. I filed the Fafsa, barely before the due date. This was originally my single source of money for my college career, but it wasn’t nearly enough. Finally I applied for two scholarships, Goodrich and the Susan Buffett scholarship, again barely before the required date. Somehow despite the lack of effort I put into my scholarship search, I got both scholarships. I couldn't, however, accept both and after much deliberation I decided to go with the Buffet Scholarship. Now I am a college student so different that I was just months ago. The struggles I overcame were necessary to who I am now, and who I will become. The only simple answer to the question of how one’s identity is formed is that it is through human interaction. Identity can be changed though events in your life, events in others lives, ideas told by others, ideas told by yourself, and usually most of your identity comes from your parents original influence. Forming our identity could be compared to traveling up a spiral
16 staircase that connects the end to the beginning. Our identity is constantly changed by the many people on the staircase over and over again in a never ending loop of change. The person that I am today would not exist if it weren't for all of these events and all the ways these events changed me, each in its different way. No one way can be chosen from all of the rest because all were required to get me to where I am today. My success can only come with failure. My good is only so because of my bad.
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