English 110: Autobiographical

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Lehman College now- English 110
Instructor: Ms.Heim
2-29-12

Autobiographical

My family, country and religion define who I am as a person. I choose these three things because each one has a special place in my heart and they really mean a lot to me. In life sometimes is not where you come from, it where you are going.

My family defines who I am as a person because they are my backbone and the reason why I strive to do my best. My mother’s family has sheltered me ever since I was born they were there for me when I had nobody. Generally I was unwanted by my other side of family, but my mother’s family never neglected me, they have made my life very easy and guided. In my understanding the reason why I said they are my backbone is because as a child( Baby) I had nothing and I was seriously ill but they never abounded me. My grandparents also went far distance into the village to find a cure to my illness and my aunties & uncle used their dorm room bed sheet as a cloth for me. This is why I appreciate everything in my life because I was a nobody as a baby. The three people that define who I am are my mother, Grandfather Henry and auntie Lydia. I adore these three people so much because everyone might walk out on me in time of need, but my family will always be there for me. They are my real family. My family did not only shelter, fed and cared, but they taught me great things that I still follow till this day. One of the teachings my mother’s family have taught me is being imperfect, because nobody in life is perfect. My grandfather always said “our fingers are not the same sizes because we are all not the same”.

My religion defines me because everything I do, my beliefs are part of my decisions in life. In the Akuffo young family (mother’s family) they are very religious and God fearing. My great great grandparents brought up their children in church and even built a church to...
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