Part I: My Personal Values
• Intellectual and vocational achievement
• Honesty and Integrity
Since I was a little girl, my parents constantly stressed the importance of creating, maintaining, and nurturing values that would guide me and my sister through life. Only a year and a half apart, my older sister and I adopted this concept our parents had instilled in us and began to discover what we believed to be most important in life. Because we were so close in age, it was easy to decipher where we agreed on our values and where we differed. At a young age, this difference between us was cause for conflict because it is hard to understand that your other half doesn’t think exactly the way you do. As we grew older, we learned how to accept the differences that our personalities had instilled in us. Today, our differing values aren’t as devastating to our relationship as they once were. This is because luckily, we both stress the importance of valuing many aspects that keep our bond strong, such as family, love, honesty, integrity, and sincerity.
A native Californian, it has been difficult to be so far away from my family for the past 3 years. I’ve found that not having them present has made me realize just how important they really are to me. Coincidentally, I have stressed the value of family more than ever before, even though they are 1,500 miles away. The distance has shown me how important it is to me to show my family that I care for them, even if I can’t be there in the flesh. I’ve done this by making sure I call, email, text, or send a letter as much as I can, especially in times of need. I also realize that these 4 years of college are a time of exponential growth for me and I want to keep my family updated with my every day activities so they feel like they are apart of my life. Needless to say, college can get very hectic... [continues]
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