Rugrats-Personal Narrative

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I was born on August 16, 1996. My mother has always told me that she knew I would be an impatient person: not only did I come a week early, there were only three hours between her water breaking and hearing my first cries. I was born into a somewhat poor family, but we always had enough to scrape by. A lot of people look back on their childhoods fondly, but I’m afraid I can’t say the same. Other people have certainly had it worse, but each person is affected by life events differently. No two people are the same. Whenever I’m asked to tell my story, it never comes easily, but now that I’m sitting in front of a computer screen, it’s suddenly a little easier. I’m almost eager to write this. I won’t tell the whole story, of course, because…show more content…
I’ve always been this way, but when I was younger I was described as simply “shy.” This was never the case, though, I was much worse than shy. I was scared of people, the world, everything. Think Chuckie from the children’s show “Rugrats,” if you’ve seen it. Because of my anxiety, I have a tendency to make things much worse in my head than they actually are. Many people are able to work through issues and move on, but for me, even once they’ve been “resolved” I constantly rethink the situation over and over in my head. What could I have done differently? Was it my fault? Did I hurt someone, even though they said otherwise? Am I being lied to? These questions had greatly worsened each challenging obstacle I’ve had to…show more content…
In high school I was never sure and was worried I would never figure it out. At the end of senior year I decided I wanted to open my own bakery. However, after a year of taking baking classes at Dabney, I decided that I didn’t want to do it for a living. Suddenly, out of nowhere, I knew exactly what my purpose was. I’m going to become a counselor for troubled children and teens going through things similar to what I’ve experienced. It’ll be difficult, given that new things are terrifying for me, but I’m going to persist through, because too many kids are suffering from mental illness (often caused by environmental factors) that can be cured if they have the right tools. If there’s anything that I’ve learned in my life, it’s that any negative can be turned into a positive with a little
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