An Experience That Changed My Life

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As I grow older and am almost a senior in high school, I have realized how the experiences I have gone through in my life have changed who I am and how I look at things in life. I have moved twice in my life, and both times I have learned new things about myself. My parents, friends, and teachers also shaped who I am today and who I will become. Even my dog, Abby, has had an impact on my life and who I have become. Everything and everyone around me plays a part in shaping who I am. When I was four years old, we moved from Mexico, New York to Clay, New York, which is in the northern suburbs of Syracuse. I do not remember being very sad about moving. On the contrary, I was quite excited. We moved to a neighborhood where we knew a few of the people living there shortly before I went to Kindergarten. I was not that upset we were moving because I was so young. I barely remember moving. I do…show more content…
My friends in North Syracuse were extremely supportive of me and I could not be more grateful for that. They taught me to be accepting of everyone, and they helped me become a less shy person. When I was younger I was not a fan of talking to and being around people I did not know. My friends in North Syracuse kind of led me out of my shell, which really helped when I moved to a completely new area. The friends I have now remind me of my friends I had in North Syracuse. It is funny, but I tend to see similarities between people that I would have never seen if I had not moved. They are all their own person, but it has shown me the types of people I get along well with. My friends here in Ravena also challenge me. A few of us often disagree, mainly me and Laya, but that has made me realize how important it is to have friends that will be completely honest with you no matter what. They have taught me that I value honesty above many other things, and they help me better myself as we grow older
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