Hi there, I was wondering if anyone could provide me with advice in regards to one of my UBC application essays. The question was,
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)"
here is my answer:
My past physical weakness and my brother. These two components of my life define my character. A few years ago , my physical characteristics were an aspect I was self conscious of as I was very lanky. However, when I was fifteen years old, I decided to change myself. I started going to train at the gym every single day by lifting weights. Slowly but surely, my body changed and I became muscular through dedication. In addition to this, my self confidence improved. Through my transformation, I would describe myself as an individual who strives to make change and defeat hardships regardless of disadvantages. I am proud of my transformation because it taught me the importance of ambition in order to succeed in achieving goals.
If I was to tell you who I was, the traits I would tell you about myself have partly derived from being around my brother. He was born with autism which is a learning disability. However, he showed me many significant life lessons. My brother showed me true optimism. Regardless of unfortunate circumstances, he always exudes happiness through the smaller givings. I would describe myself as an optimist from being around him as I always work with maximal effort regardless of the position I am in just like him. My family would describe me as a caring and considerate individual through how I take care of my brother. My friends and other peers would describe me as a resilient individual who handles the hardships of life head on without failure.