26 September, 2016
When I was five, I just moved into a new elementary school after kindergarten. I was the youngest in my whole class, and I was one of a few Indian students in that class. My height and my brain set me apart from the other students. I was very good at math and I had a general knowledge of select things that weren’t necessary for first grade. I also loved to read, and I was already reading books that were made for kids at the age of 11 and up. I was always self-conscious about how I was different from the other kids, but about a week into first grade, I made a new friend.
Another Indian boy came up to me that day and asked me, “Would you like to be friends with me? I am new here and I don’t know anyone.” I was so happy I could barely hold my joy in a controllable state! I had just made my first friend in my new school. We became best friends, and I realized that I was not alone in all of my differences. My new friend, Nikil, was also very smart and he loved to read. When I went home that day I was so …show more content…
It was a red bracelet made of string. In Indian culture, a sister ties this bracelet onto her brother’s wrist to symbolize the strength of their bond. This bracelet meant a lot to me because my sister, Ashley, and I have always been close, but to have an item to symbolize that relationship was priceless to me. My mom’s idea was really thoughtful and I was extremely content with my presentation. When I got home I ran to my mom and hugged her. I loved the way that she helped me with all of my problems and she never chastised me for asking too many questions. I grew up in a household where family is of utmost importance. So, my bond with my family remains strong to this day and I will always love each and every one of them. My mom continues to be an amazing role model and and my sister will always be my