Prompt: Tell us about who you are.
How would your family, friends, and/or members of your community describe you? If possible, please include something about yourself that you are most proud of and why. (maximum 250 words)
I was the quixotically ambitious type as a child. My dream career changed constantly, from an illustrator, to a medical doctor, then a psychologist and finally an astrophysicist working with NASA; all of them inspired by the people I know had made a change in the world. It reached a point where I believed that it was possible to be everything at once. However after receiving my national high school diploma, I knew that I had to start being realistic and reevaluate my ambitions. Balancing my academic achievements, capability and interests, I decided to pursue engineering, the course that ticked all the boxes, and more importantly-- suited my personality.
My peers would describe me as someone who lives by her own rules. In situations where most would find themselves following a certain trend, I would choose to stick to my own preferences. I am not shy to stay true to myself, even if it means that I would be the odd one out. While some would find it strange that I do not follow certain fads, most would appreciate me as being 'my own person'.
I was born when my parents were both in their early forties. As the last child with five much older siblings and mature parents, I was raised surrounded by those who instilled values within myself since I was very young. For that I am proud with my upbringing that has shaped me to become a young adult with strong core values and principles.Please comment on my content and structure. Thanks in advance!