We are supposed to write a half of page (single spaced) about ourselves--hopes, dreams, aspirations, beliefs, convictions, passions, background, interests ... that kind of thing. Man, it is *hard* to write about myself.
I know that this has some sentence fragments. Are they a problem? I feel like I use the word "I" too much. I would like to mix up the way I start sentences a little more, but I don't know how to work that in. Does this fit the prompt?
Thanks so much for any and all comments. I am WIDE open to criticism.
I am many things, but as a seventeen-year old, I am not solidified; my future yet to be determined. Always growing, always changing, always learning. For now, I live in the suburbs with my parents, my brother, and a dog named Riley. Every fifth house has the same floor plan, the trash is invariably under the sink, and six-foot privacy fences surround the miniscule yards. When I am an adult, I would like to live in an Italian flat that overlooks the village plaza. I will put the trash in the broom closet. I am a nonconformist, letting people think of me what they will. I don't waste my time on designer labels or materialism, but I do like to wear a tie on test days—dressing for success or something like that. Watching from the outside, I am content to be a wallflower. I am a romantic who puts love before personal needs; I am still looking for the girl of my dreams. I have stood on the Prime Meridian, seen the lights of Paris from the Eiffel Tower, and danced a tango in Buenos Aires. Playing the bass guitar relaxes me. The soundtrack of my life has a steady bass pulse and an upbeat tempo. I like my music loud, but I know how to turn down the volume and when to use headphones. As a rocker, I take pride in the music I make. I am an actor living a role on stage. Theatre is where I come alive even if it is only in the guise of a character. I am a scholar with knowledge filling my mind. Learning is more important to me than the final grade. Books are my opium and I am a voracious reader. I am an environmentalist who believes this world of ours is finite. I have canoed the Boundary Waters, hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and climbed a fourteen-thousand foot peak. . For the past three years, I have volunteered to cook and clean twice a month at a shelter for battered women. I will be an Eagle Scout if I can ever get my project off of the ground. I am a cleric, and a devote follower of my faith, but I believe that spirituality and religion do not necessarily go hand in hand. I have epilepsy, but epilepsy doesn't have me—most days at least. I believe that living life is always better than having it lived for you. And most importantly, I am myself.