Reflective Essay - My World

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Jacki Fisher
English 3
January 25, 2011
The place where I am from
I come from two worlds; one of fantasies and adventures, and another of reality and life. Throughout my life I have always loved books; I have always thought that the books that I read put me in a different world. Throughout my life I have graduated from Dr. Seuss books, to the Captain Underpants Series, to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. These books have shaped have shaped my personality and the dreams I am still chasing today. The other world that I live in would be the world of reality, whether I was with my family or my friends they have always reminded me of my dreams and ambitions there to help me with whatever I needed. Growing up I always thought to myself, I wish I was older, but now that I am older I keep wishing I was younger. Along with growth comes change. My life had changed in many aspects, from the books that I read to the dreams that I form. The books that I have read had taught me that in order to achieve your dreams you have to forget about the past, remain in the present and continue to think about the future. Reading these books have temporarily taken me out of my world and placed me along side with the cunning thieves, and heroic maidens. I have the invincible feeling that no matter what I want to do it will be possible. They have taught me that you need to form realistic dreams, but to never be afraid to expand once you reach them. Since I was a little girl I have always wanted to be a veterinarian and to attend UC Davis, as I grew up the books Fisher 2

that I have read gave me the confidence and the drive I needed to continue with my dreams. Without this drive I would have never formed the dreams that I have and I would not have accomplished all the things that I have already. Thinking into the future I can not help but smile, because I know that with all the support I have I will be able to get anywhere. The people that I live with and...
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