My Life: Past & Future
September 29, 2010
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II. My Life
III. Theoretical Reflection
A. Urie Bornfenbrenner and Ecological Theory
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Our lives consist of variety of different aspects of whom which, one is and how we have progressed to our current position in our lives. Each and every person has a different perspective on how we should be in society. Us as individuals see life through a different set of eyes. This paper will provide you a chance to look through my eyes, a little glimpse of my life.
I grew up in Fort Myers, Florida I have lived all thirty-one years of my life in this town. Even though it has change a lot over the years, I cannot imagine living anywhere else. Growing up my family consisted of me, my mother, my older sister and my father. These are the basis of my family dynamics that have helped shape my life. We are an extremely tight and traditional family. My favorite memories are when we would take our summer vacations and when the holidays would come around. The holidays were extraordinary because it was the only time that our house would be filled with family members. The guys would be in the living room watching football while the ladies and my grandfather would be in the kitchen. The kids would be running in and out of the house until it was dinner time.
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Summer was the most enjoyable time for me. I was out of school, and we would go to places like Key West. Our trips to Key West were the most distinguished memories because we would do everything together: fishing, snorkeling, diving and sightseeing. Just writing this out I can remember a time when we were becoming certified divers. My sister and dad did the course before us. One of my aunts gave my sister a certificate to become a certified diver and my dad went with her to be her diving buddy. They had a fantastic time and did exceptionally well. My sister and dad wanted me and my mom, to become certified divers. After our classes we had to do our dives. The first one was a 15 foot dive and the second one was a 30 foot dive. This is where the fun start’s to began, first off my mom is not one with boats they make her sick then second me and my mom were not dive buddies. She had my other aunt who was scared of everything and my diving buddy was 15 years old, just like me. At our first dive, the boat ride was smooth, and the dive went well for us to complete. We were all together as a group and did everything that we were suppose to; but the next dive was majorly different. The sea was rough, and the boat bounced up and down the whole trip to our dive spot. When we made it to the dive place and everyone was putting on their equipment. I and my buddy were the first ones in the water. We see the group jumping off the boat into the water; so we started to dive to the bottom. Everyone was at the bottom, and me, and my buddy were trying our best to sick with the group; but the water was extremely rough, and the current was pulling us away from the group. As we were trying to stay with the group my aunt started to panic, and my mom went to action to calm her down. At the same time she was trying not to panic, because of us drifting way from everyone. It was a tremendously difficult dive I have to say; but we did what we had to do to become certified divers. When we got back to the shore I told my sister and dad how mom acted and we all laughed about it.
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Throughout the years my mother has supported and influenced me as I was growing up. As a child, and a teenager, without my mother being hard on me I know I would not be where I am today. Not...