Emma Goljan, Notre Dame Academy, Worcester Massachusetts (USA)
In this day and age the media and popular magazines are telling teenage girls to be the prettiest with the shortest skirts and the cutest boyfriends. But in reality no one really has all these things.
The person I would like to become is a person who has more confidence in herself. From what I have found by doing this project, I do not have much confidence. I will personally say I do not find many good things about myself that others say are good. People say that I have a good life and I look back at them and wonder what is life without a strong realization in who you really are. The person I want to become is a person that can go up to someone and tell them exactly what is on their mind.
I want to look in the mirror and not wonder how I can improve. With all the hype of being the perfect girl it is tough to do this. Unfortunately I have not been able to live up to my expectations...yet. I hope that some day I will be perfectly accepting and stop worrying about what other people think and only care about what I think about myself. I just hope someday I can accept my personality and body and be happy with who I am as me, not who I wish I could be. It is a difficult process but I am coming to a solution and I am excited and yearning to see what life brings me in the future.
Elena Simoncini, Notre Dame Academy, Worcester Massachusetts (USA)
I want to be a good person with morals, honor, and integrity. I want to live by the values that my parents taught to me as a child, and the values that I hold to be important.
I would like to live by honesty, respect, compassion, and peacemaking. If you can be honest with yourself and with others you can be...