Personal Narrative: Out Place

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My whole life I have felt out of place; I did not fit in with the “crowd”. Most times, I was the lonely girl that sat by herself in the cafeteria, the last one picked in gym class for sports and the one to be by herself when working with others in class. I was born in Colombia; I lived there for 9 years. My dad lived in New York, and wanted my mother and I to move there with him, because of the better opportunities for me.
When we finally moved, I started 6th grade and I was only 9 years old because I skipped a grade. It was so different than what I was used to, I did not know the language, and once again, I felt out of place. Once I learned the language, it was hard to read and I constantly felt fear whenever a teacher would call on me. The kids would laugh at me and think that I was not as smart or capable as they were. I always felt like I could not get the grades I wanted. At such a young age, I had to learn how to deal with people thinking that I wouldn 't be able to be successful, and proving them wrong. Once I got to high school, I was embarrassed of my own nationality because I did
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I work hard to be successful at everything I do, whether it is school, or a sport. Being born in another country and coming here made me appreciate other cultures and the struggles people go through to do the same. I have always wanted to pursue a career in business. I intend on using both languages to go into international business, and I also want to learn more if possible. Business has always been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. I worked my way up from freshman year to senior year and I know I can improve even more and that 's what I want to achieve in college. I know that I can improve and I will work hard to get my goal. All the hard times I went through in my life made me realize who I truly am, and I might change but only for the better and I cant wait for what the future brings
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