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Snippets of Me

In Uncategorized on June 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

It’s been a while since I’ve written a post for my WordPress blog. Over a year. in fact.

A lot of things have happened over that year. Back when started writing for this blog, I was a sophomore who had just taken the AP Biology exam but now I am a soon-to-be senior with college applications just around the corner.

It’s frightening as it is exciting to know that I’ll be making one of the most important decisions in my life within the next few months. All of this is so overwhelming, and I’m still unsure of what I truly want for myself. Heck, I don’t even know myself that well yet. But in that way, I’m glad that this whole college application process will allow me to find out a little bit more about myself.

I recently started to work on my personal statement and found myself completely stumped. I wrote one about my childhood hobby of collecting pressed coins but ended up scrapping it completely. I’m starting another one about my observation of cicadas but have no idea how that will turn out.

It’s kind of hard. I really enjoy writing, but how do I express myself in just 500 words? Even my notebook that I write in everyday probably can’t describe the person I am. But if I had to try and do so, I think it would look somewhat like this:

I am full of contradictions — I am shy but love interacting with people; I am dreamy but very practical in my approach towards life.
I am probably the most unorganized person you will every meet, but for some reason, everyone just assumes that I’m super organized. Not true.
I am extremely sentimental. I daydream all the time about my childhood and still somewhat believe in fairytale happy endings.
I’m an introvert. This doesn’t mean I’m antisocial or reticent. I socialize well with others and am capable of speaking in front of people. I just need alone-time for myself to recharge after all these things.
Interacting with younger kids brings me so much joy.
I love teaching children. Even though I’m not that knowledgeable, I think there’s so much value in transferring the little things I know to younger peers. And seeing them change and develop as a result of my teaching is so rewarding.
I am liberal and open to almost anything.
I enjoy eating and often go on “food expeditions” with my friends.
I love making things with my hands — sewing, knitting, crocheting, making dolls/teddy bears.
I love God and am so grateful for the things he has done for me.
I like soffe shorts.
I am curious about so many things; I literally spend hours on Wikipedia reading random articles like those about the Little Boy Bomb, Queen Nefertiti, conspiracy theories…
I think college should be a place where I can explore different areas, find new interests, and basically embark on a whole new journey of learning.
I sometimes come off as cold or distant to some people, but it’s not because I don’t like them. I’m kind of shy, so I’m sometimes really quiet.
I have really dark jet-black hair that kind of looks blue in the sun.
I love my dog, Winkie to death.
I love taking walks in the middle of the night.
I value independence and my time alone. It’s not that I don’t like other people — I do. It’s just that I want to know that I am capable of doing the things I care about.
My favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla.
My favorite food is lasagna. Or beef ravioli. Really depends on the day.
I can’t live without coffee. But I only drink it with milk + syrup/sugar.
Now that I think about it I really don’t get why I started making this list.
I realize that even this list can only provide a mere snippet of who I am.

And last, it’s 1:40 AM, but I’m really hungry right now. I should go grab some cereal.

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