I surprise people
I was known as the slightly overweight substitute, until I started swimming laps at the pool. I was remembered for my disastrous auditions for the school play, before I spoke flawlessly at the annual day. I was barely making it through the I.T class, when I bagged a prize at the I.T fest.
I am not phased by failure. I have always been taught to pick my mistakes apart until they lose their power.
Those around me would describe me as pro-active and a go-getter. The first student to volunteer, when the need arises. The friend who will always contribute to the discussion with an outlandish declaration. The boy who is outspoken about his views and is not afraid to act on them.
My family sees me as someone who will never shy away from responsibility. Be it the peak of my finals or the day before a tournament, I will always be available to lend a hand.
Sometimes, I take giant leaps and fall on my face. I am proud of the fact that I can always pick my self up afterwards. Where others would hang their head in shame, I would keep moving forward and I would continue to surprise.
The Question>> 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)
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