ji young lee
Mar 13, 2018 #1
I'm not confident in my grammar skills and I have no idea what to write for conclusion :(
it is a story about myself...
I'm used to working alone without help, since I was 8 years old. After my parents had divorced, my mother had to work over 10 hours a day to earn a living and support my family. To help her, I had to do everything on my own. It was my role to take care of my brother, do the dishes, and do extra chores. Even in those circumstances, I tried my best to do my duty as a student and I graduated an elementary school, ranked third out of all students. Though I didn't have enough time to hang out with my friends, I have no regrets at all. I could develop independence and a sense of responsibility by doing all the housework on my own and thinking how to use my time more effectively. Moreover, as I spent most of my time with my brother, we could have a close relationship until now. Now my brother is grown up so I don't have to look after him but I'm still helping my mother with chores.
However, no regrets doesn't mean I was always happy back then. I went through a rough time during adolescence. During that time, I've always felt I was different and I just wanted to be alone. By reading psychology books or watching psychology clips on youtube I could overcome the difficult moments. Ever since then, I've got an interest in psychology. Under the influence of my mother, who work as a marketer, I found that I'm especially interested in consumer behavior and marketing. For these reasons, I choose a business administration as my major. Recently I'm looking for specific fields that I would like to work and fields that drew my attention were game, interactive broadcasting service, and tourism. Also I prefer a foreign company.
The reason I prefer a foreign company is based on my overseas experiences. I've been to the States when I was 5 years old. I had went to a preschool there and stayed with my relatives who have lived in Los Angeles for many years. Even after I went to elementary school in Korea, I used to visit relatives once a year. Accordingly, I got a lot of great opportunities to make local friends. Since then, I've been able to become familiar with American culture. Besides the United States, I visited various countries such as Indonesia, New Zealand, Japan and Australia. Experience from Australia was particularly special to me. I went to Australia to attend an English language program. Usually when I'm faced with a problem, I tried to solve it on my own through searching or using my own knowledge. However in Australia, I was not familiar with speaking in English and using English in daily life. I had realized that no one will help me if I don't ask them for a help. Therefore, I had to be enthusiastic when I had to. I tried to ask immediately when I got a question and tried to talk a lot to the local people. Also, I had spent most of my weekends with my home stay families and it helped me to learn English and their culture in a short time. Through these efforts, I had adjusted to the new environment very quickly. I became friends with students from all different cultural and religious backgrounds. By associating with them, I was able to learn about various cultures and it has broadened my perspective. I want to interact with people from all over the world and I feel like when I use English I became more confident. Overall experiences from abroad affects my future plan.