I make every attempt I can to spend time with my cousins, even though we all have crazy schedules. I have weekly hang-out times with my friend of nearly 14 years. I chose to come to UAH to be closer to my family, since my parents and I moved north when I was young. All of these habits that I partake in are because I find comfort, and therefore happiness, in being around these people. These people know me in a way that others will never know me; they have watched me grow and struggle into the person I am today, and they will continue to watch me grow as a human.
When doing research on the school I was quick to grow fond of it and by what I have read about UNCW it is most defiantly where I trust I should be and is where I can see myself building a future and creating a life. The wide range of academics the school offers and the endless opportunities I will have are astounding. I have always been a person interested in travel and I have always liked an adventure and UNCW offers great international programs that can allow me to do that. I know UNCW, Wilmington is the best school for me and I see myself finding who I want to be and being able to become that person. My main goal in life is to be successful and UNCW is the school that is going to allow me to do
I have thought about flying many times before, but I enjoy sightseeing. Driving really eases my mind for me from many things. In conclusion, I have a strong attachment to my hometown. It’s where I was born and grew up at. It’s also where I have learned some of the hardest life lessons at the worst times.
Then, I fastened my seatbelt and, before I knew it my family and I were driving by the Brown Ledge sign, past the tennis courts, the riding rings, and up to the drop off spot. I was greeted by waves of cheerful, charismatic individuals - many who I knew I wanted to be just like. I was repeatedly told that the next four weeks would go by in a heartbeat so, I should try every activity I might enjoy and not waste time thinking of home. I was thrilled to test out new skills and to get to know a whole new group of people that surrounded me. One morning I walked out of my first cabin - The Web, and down the Point Hill.
My signature theme strengths are as follows: Context – I strive to understand the what, when, who, and where of certain events. I have always loved history, studying the past helps me make sense of the future. Futuristic – My futuristic strengths include feeling great about life, I love living day by day to the fullest. I get energized when making plans for my son’s birthday, or the upcoming year. Adaptability – I can adapt to everything around me.
“What’s the $100 question Dad?”, that was the question for every vacation we went on. I can’t tell you about my intellectual life without talking about how I was raised. My parents were very proactive about teaching us to think for ourselves. Every vacation we went on my dad would present my brothers and I with a challenging question that would earn the winner a $100. Most of the time it would take the week for someone to come up with the answer, after lots of reasoning and analyzing.
I met great friends in college from all over the country whom I knew would stay in my life. These friends were not from the West Coast and shortly after graduation left the state. I contacted my friends and they helped me make the move. I primarily needed to secure housing before moving. I knew the struggle for
I went on the ASL Club’s trip to Gallaudet this year. Though we had to meet early, I was very excited to experience a new place that had a culture all its own. The trip up to Gallaudet was uneventful, but the moment we arrived on campus, everything interesting. The campus was absolutely beautiful and I wanted to explore it. Before we toured the campus, we went to get food.
Since my overseas move to Germany, I have met people who have inspired me to make better choices with my life, I had the opportunities that my peers haven’t experienced in the States, and was able to travel and meet people of different cultures. In my previous home there were moral people, but there were also people who did not have any drive to better themselves. In Germany, I am surrounded by people who care about my future and want me to succeed. The people here are an instrumental part of my desire to go to college. Teachers, parents, and peers all have shaped my future in some way.
It is now a fun family place where I love to go. Years later, I still go on my computer just to look at all of the pictures of my first trip there. Every trip has been an amazing experience that I will never forget. Disney has changed my life in so many ways. The magical world of Disney is a lot of fun.