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Every summer was the same to me; Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal

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Jan 1, 2014   #1
There comes a time in everyone's life when one starts to feel a personal growth and start to think like an adult. Suddenly those little things that you cared so much as a child don't matter anymore. It is a time when one starts to think in a more mature way, whether it be about their financial life, future, education, or family's welfare. Little did I know that this time would actually come when I would think about these things. I was a shy and insecure guy. The only people I enjoyed company and conversation with were my family and my friends. It was difficult for me to make new friends, socialize or have a nice conversation with someone I have never met before.

Every summer was the same to me, having fun, resting, having nothing to care about. I would sometimes read books or write something in my blog. Last summer, however, was different. I was offered a job in a Real Estate Agency by my uncle. Since I had nothing important to do I accepted and started the job the next day. The first days at this job were the most difficult. There was this whole responsibility I had which was difficult for me to handle since I had never had it before. This job was way beyond my expectations. It was much more than sitting at a computer and doing minor stuff. This agency where I was working was small. There was only me, a coworker and my uncle, who had this unexplainable confidence about me. I had to start this job at nine o'clock in the morning and finish at six o'clock in the evening. My daily routine included opening the office, cleaning the floor, desks, windows, and then I would turn on the computer, check the e-mail etc. This was the easy part. The difficult part was when people came to the office and they were expecting me to find them a place for rent. Most of them were foreigners, usually Americans, but also Europeans and Asians so I had to talk to them in English. I had to write down how they wanted their flat to be then I had to search through hundreds of flats to find the right one. I had to be quick and punctual. They didn't care if I was new to this job or young, they wanted their job done. One mistake and they would leave, which happened a lot.

The first weeks I was feeling anxious, depressed and insecure. But as days went by I was starting to get better. The constant need for talking with the clients, gave me no choice but to get out of the shell and just be myself. I was starting to be more confident, more talkative and less stressed and anxious. I was actually enjoying talking to clients, meeting new people from different cities, regions and even countries. My fears of social interaction were fading. My uncle went on vacation for two weeks and he left me in charge of the place. During this time I had to make phone calls, arrange meetings, make lease contracts etc. My first and only working experience was a real eye-opener. After three months of work I felt a personal growth, a different person with different views, concerns and visions. I started to think seriously about my future and education. People I have met during my work have influenced me to consider studying abroad. Going to college is going to be another difficult journey that I am willing to take. I am willing to take responsibility for my own actions, live away from home, manage my own time, and make the proper decisions to succeed in my endeavors.

What do you think? Please tell my any mistakes

ygicantoo 2 / 7 1  
Jan 2, 2014   #2
Maybe calling yourself an introvert overall will minimize being redundant, maybe take out details that are unnecessary to the story, remember to stay on topic.

I think you should rephrase "One mistake and they will leave, which happened a lot" Maybe if I didn't fulfill their costumer expectancies they'd leave the store, which sadly, happened quite often.

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