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Name: prefertobe anonymous
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School: steveston london secondary school

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apinkpie   
Dec 20, 2020
Undergraduate / People around me - UBC Personal: What is Important to you [4]

The people around me



The people around me have always held top priority in my heart. It is only because of kindness received from my community that I am able to become the person I am today. Due to this, I try to reciprocate as possible, tailoring myself and my personal goals to meet others expectations. I've only recently come to recognize this trait as both a value and a detriment. Growing up in an environment that placed high emphasis on STEM, I based my goals around striving towards a STEM based career in Engineering. Out of fear of letting my community down, I suppressed my own interests and did what was expected of me. It was not until close introspection I realized that basing my self value on the perceptions of others was preventing me from defining my own value. While I was exceeding the expectations of others, I was letting myself down by relinquishing my own goals. In my senior year, I decided to shift focus and gear towards nursing, a field that resonated with me more on a personal level. Though questioned regarding this decision, I decided to move forward with confidence, directing my efforts in pursuing my own definition of success. To me, while earning the respect of others is important, what is more crucial is to never lose sight of my own values. I will always go the extra mile for those that need me, but will aim to never lose sight of matters regarding my own personal growth and development.

Hi, any feedback is appreciated! I'm worried about this being too basic or lacking voice, so if a topic shift is necessary I will do so!
apinkpie   
Dec 20, 2020
Student Talk / How to speak English fluently and correctly? [57]

Hi, I understand how hard obtaining fluency in a foreign language is! I find that the best way is to immerse yourself in the language by having conversations with native speakers or listening to visual stimulus! Sharpen up vocabulary and grammar by studying, but practice and actually applying linguistic skills is what helps with fluency!
apinkpie   
Dec 20, 2020
Undergraduate / People around me - UBC Personal: What is Important to you [4]

@Holt
@ekawanda
Hi, thank you for your response! I was having similar doubts about my topic so this advice was very helpful! I was kind of going for a "learning to not be a pushover and making independent choices" essay, but now I'm wondering if I should abandon this train of thought and write about a different topic?