There are many things I believe in, but only three that I hold close to me. Caring for others, art and family. When I was younger, I was raised in a way that I put others before myself. Not only was I taught that, but I also was taught to take care of my siblings whether if they were sad, or had a scraped knee. For me, anything medical related is interesting and important. I believe that everyone has the right to be taken care of, and treated for their illness. When it comes to art, I believe that art is a way for people to express their feelings and sometimes it’s just there to help one relax. Ever since I picked up a crayon, I had this drive to perfect my art skills; become a better painter, drawer, graphic designer, photographer. Not only did perfecting my art skills make for better art pieces, but also it made a better me over the years. I made a lot of friends from my art, I met amazing teachers who inspired me to continue with an art career as well. These people all helped in some way to make me a better person, and the person I am today. Some of these people also includes my family. My family, while it feels broken at the moment, is the most important thing to me. I don’t go a day without thinking about my parents and brothers. I treasure my brothers like nothing else. Like what I said about being raised to take care of my brothers, in a way, while they are younger than me, they take care of me too. My brothers make me go insane, but they also know how to make me sane. They make what seems like a dark time, brighter. Therefore, I believe in family. All three things are aspects in my life that make me who I am, and have contributed to help make me, me.
Today, I am one thing; confused. I put together not one box, but two. Why? Because my life seems to be in two different worlds. One world where I imagine being a doctor, helping those in need, something I’m very passionate about. This has been a dream of mine, something I’d definitely have to work hard towards, but an achievable goal. The second box is the world where I take my creativity and art skills and become the best graphic designer I could be. I will create logos for huge companies and design websites for businesses. Two very drastic careers that I feel so conflicted choosing between. However, the significance of two boxes isn’t only about my love for art or dream to become a doctor, it also symbolizes the separation my family is going through. I hold these two boxes close together because while my parents are going through a divorce, these two dreams of mine are pulling me through it all. My brothers who mean the world to me, bring these two boxes together. This conflict and confusion I’m feeling probably won’t go away tomorrow, or the next day, or even in the next year, but my love for art, drive to learn more about biology, and my relationship with my brothers have helped me become who I am today.