Write an essay in which you tell us about someone who has made an impact on your life and explain how and why this person is important to you.
The people that get to know us best, from our virtues to flaws, are our parents. They have the greatest influence in our life because they are the people we see the most and have known for the longest. They sacrifice many luxuries in order to give their children the best life possible. My mother has had a huge impact on my life and it is because of her that I am the person I am today and today where I am. Most people say I am a lot like my mother, both physically and mentally. We both have the same mannerism, facial expressions, and thought processes. We love to learn and travel, eat exotic and luxuries food, spend time with family, and we both have an incredible urge for knowledge. From observing my mother's behavior and listening to her lectures, she has had a great influence on my life, choices, and personality. My mother helped me to make one of the most important decisions, which is to choose between living in the United States with her and the rest of my family, and living by myself in Austria in my country. This decision was hard for me to make, since I was born, raised and had lived my whole life in Austria and did not want to leave for several reasons; school, my friends and memories. One day she sat down with me and told me how important it is to have trust in myself with everything that I do, not to be afraid of making wrong choices or decisions. She said no matter which way I will choose, she will always be there for me. I started crying and hugged. She gave me the choice of staying in Austria; no mother would ever give that opportunity to her own daughter knowing that she might not see her for a long time. She gave me that choice to make, but I decided to stay with her, just because of being with her, continue learning from her, and hopefully someday being like her. This drive that my...
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