March 2, 2012

Who I Am- the basics anyway

I said I would post my paper once I got done, so here it is. It's sounds pretty formal, but only because it was required. The assignment wanted be to define Who I was over What I was so you think there are things missing, there is a reason. Hope you enjoy it. It was a very positive and interesting experience for me.

This Is Who I Am

I believe that my purpose in life is to make a difference in the lives of others in a positive way. I believe that the personality that I have developed, from the time I was a child, has connected me with those I was meant to influence in some way. I believe that it is in my nature to be creative and I thrive when I am tapping into that creative spirit.
I believe it is important to stand up for what is right. I am not shy about sharing my opinion or concerns if I disagree with what is being presented. I believe in this so strongly that I have gotten myself into trouble, from time to time, for speaking up.
I value knowledge and continually strive to learn new things and develop an understanding of a variety amount of subjects and topics. I feel that it is important to have this desire in my life in order to improve my communication with others and to improve how I live.
I believe that what I think about myself affects how I treat others. When I feel confident and secure, I have a desire to serve and enjoy being around others and giving compliments. When I feel sad or depressed, I find that I am impatient and don’t enjoy social settings. I also become more sarcastic with those I am close to.
It is important to me to make others feel comfortable and accepted. I have lived in many different countries and states growing up. Living in these diverse areas, helped me develop a respect for those who are different from me. I gained great friendships through my willingness to learn about different cultures. This attitude has helped me adapt quickly to new environments’ that I have been placed in.

I believe that being kind and having a positive attitude has blessed me with many wonderful opportunities in both my personal and professional life.
I believe in God and know that this belief shapes the attitudes I have and the decisions I make in my life. This belief has been in me since I was a child and provides me with spiritual stability.
The relationships with my family and friends are vital in defining who I am. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for the influences of my friends and family. I value what it means to be a friend, daughter, aunt and sister. Living out these roles has impacted my life in great degrees.
It is important for me, to contribute my talents, in order to improve the communities in which I live. When I make career and life choices, I always think about how I can use what I gain to influence those around me for the better.
I value honesty. It is important for me to be honest with people, to be honest with myself and for people to be honest with me. If I am living in a way which I feel doesn’t reflect who I truly am, I become depressed and withdraw from society.
I am easily affected by people’s moods. If a friend is in a good mood, I feel happy and positive. If I am around someone who has a negative attitude or is in a bad mood, I find that it can change my whole day. I think it is my belief that I can influence people in a good way that contributes, to this type of behavior. I always want those around me to be happy and if they aren’t it bothers’ me.
My goal is to have peace with who I am and what I am doing. Through my actions, I seek to feel that I have truly made a difference in this life.


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