Theories of Personality/PSY230
April 13, 2013
Moment of Clarity In the past five years I have graduated high school, uprooted my life twice, almost died once and somewhere along the line realized what I want to do with my life. Following my first uprooting and near death experience I realized that family is something I have taken for granted throughout my life and need to get back to them to make amends. When I moved back home, I saw just how much my sisters not only missed me, but needed me in their lives. Now that I have left them again I feel terrible, but know what I can do to help them and others. Those events, and many more are where I gained a little more clarity as to what my purpose or life meaning is in this world.
I have gone from a high school graduate, who had no clue what to do with her life after high school, to a young woman who knows what she needs to do in order to help families through tough times. I am happy that I took some time off between high school and college, because it gave me time to go out and make a few mistakes, learn what I know I want to do, and steer me into the right direction. If it had not been for my time off and events that had happened then, I would not be writing this paper today, I would be graduating college with a degree in accounting and hating tax season even more than normal.
Since I was 10 years old I have not been fond of children as I had to help my mom take care of my three sisters. Deep down I love children, but had come to dislike them because I thought they were suffocating the life out of me, and I was still just a child myself. When I was 16 I found out that it would be near to impossible for me to have children of my own and I became very upset. Being around my sisters made it worse, so I began to distance myself from them. When I graduated, I was offered a trip to Alaska with my Aunt and Uncle. It was my opportunity to get away from children, which is what was