COM0014 ASSIGNMENT #1: Blog Post #6

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One of John Jantsch’s questions in his article called “Do People Know Your Story?” was, “What about your childhood shaped you today?” it got me thinking about what shaped me into the person I am now. My entire childhood was spent with my siblings and friends, and I recall genuinely enjoying it. When I was a kid, my parents weren’t always there for us because of work. My mom had to relocate to Canada for work, and my dad works in another city and only visits us every two weeks. We had to drive 30 minutes to talk to my mom because there was no internet at that time in our area, and having a personal phone was unheard of, so we couldn’t contact them when we needed them. At a young age, I remember doing my laundry, preparing my breakfast and lunch, and leaving and walking to school early in the morning to avoid being late for class. It’s just crazy recalling those days, and I believe that those responsibilities and making decisions at a young age shaped who I am today. Being independent enabled me to self-taught myself in many things, and it also helped me guide others better because I understand how they think and feel when they don’t understand something. I also believe that being self-sufficient helps me cope better with stress, especially in school and work. I don’t blame my parents in any way; I thanked and appreciated all of their efforts to provide a better future for us, and I don’t think I would be where I am now if they weren’t there for us 🙂

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