Personal Essay

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My friends and family are the people that have influenced my life. They have shown me rights and wrongs since I was a little girl. I grew up in a house with my parents, grandparents, god parents, sister, and three cousins. That leaves it at eleven people living in a three bedroom house. This house is in Pico Rivera, and I lived there since the day I came home from the hospital till now. Given that we all lived together, we grew up together. We went many places, even out to dinner at least once a week. They have influenced me because they have always shown me the right thing to do, and have always supported me as well. My friends on the other hand, have proved who I can trust and who I cannot, but they have too supported me in my decisions.
When I was a little girl, I was able to have all the things I ever asked for. I had both my parents, and the rest of my family living with me…so what more could I have even wished ...view middle of the document...

It was the hardest time of my childhood. I say it was the hardest because I was used to the way I was already raised and then a sudden change happened. No more having everything, no more going everywhere. My Nina and Nino, along with their three kids moved out, and the eleven people turned into five. I was just starting High School, and my sister was barely starting 5th grade. In High School I made more friends and those friends turned into best friends. I joined many school activities, and took lots of pictures. If it weren’t for them, I probably wouldn’t have had the chance to have as much fun as I did. They fulfilled me with memories nobody else could. On the side lines, I helped my mom with my sister because she worked most of the time. We had always been very good kids so my mom didn’t really have too much to worry about.
As the years had passed, and we grew up, things haven’t been perfect but they haven’t been bad either. I made it through High School, and became a 2013 graduate of Whittier High which led me to Rio Hondo for the 2013 fall semester. This year my sister is a freshman at Whittier High just like I once was. She likes it because it’s a place of friendliness, and because I have all the great insides about that school. My biggest lesson is that no matter what life throws at you, there is always a bright side and a bigger picture to look forward to. Going through a rough childhood, made me mature faster, and really had me step into my mom’s shoes to make sure my sister was on the right track as well. I am glad that I was old enough to understand the situation since she wasn’t so that way I would know how to talk to her when she was feeling down. How I think my family and friends have affected my future is showing me not to give up on my dreams and anything I put my mind to I can succeed. I am lucky that I still have the chance to be in college right now because many people that come from a household like mine don’t have that privilege. While I am enrolled in college, I will continue to grow into an even greater person than I am today. Hopefully with this class, I will realize what I want to do in the future, and enjoy it with my family and friends that have been there all along.

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