Shepardson's Accomplishments

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Growing up in a big family can be a bit overwhelming at times. Living in a small town where everyone knows you according to your last name creates an image of who and what you’re expected to be like. We are often judged on our looks, what we wear, how we talk, who we are friends with and who we are related to. Being shy is described as being nervous in front of other people and being self-conscious. Self-confidence can be an important aspect in the lives of many people, yet so many of them struggle to find it. The last name Shepardson is a very well-known name in my town. There are so many of them it’s hard to. They are some of the most outgoing and sociable people I know, they aren’t afraid to start a conversation with anyone. I happen…show more content…
Through the years I was able to develop into a motivated individual. As I found myself feeling more compassionate towards other people, the less I cared how they viewed me. I learned to love school. I started to make friends became an active student in the school community. Confidence is the key to academic success. My greatest academic achievement is becoming a member of the National Honor Society. When i entered middle school, I wanted to play sports with my friends. That year I tried out for the soccer, basketball, volleyball, and softball team. I excelled in these sports and as a result, I learned to push myself and take risks. Without confidence a team could not exist. I stayed in church school until I was in tenth grade, and that year I received the sacrament of Confirmation. I was able to do this without feeling alone. I refused to let my shyness take me over. Overcoming my fear of the unknown and finding my self-confidence has been a challenging yet rewarding experience for me. I have learned that making mistakes isn’t wrong, and that they are a part of life. “With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better
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