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My Life

Be brief. Be bold. Your life in five sentences.

Explain/describe your entire life in just five sentences. Think of specific moments and turning points — major events and experiences, encounters with important people in your life — that have shaped who you are and what you love.

[Photo Credit: YWP Photo Library, photo by Kevin Huang, 2015]


Jul 24
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My Life Exemplar #2

At age six, I got my first sets of LEGO Bionicle, and quickly tore the intended toy apart; I made my own Toa and Makuta from the remnants of those poor story characters, I gave them relationships and stories and life. When I was eight, I studied Greek mythology in school and started playing online games; the former gave me something to do during lunch while the latter was a timesink, but both were fun and were less costly than Bionicles. Fast forward a few years, and that single timesink gave way to hundreds of others, while the mythological study became a miniature addiction to the works of Rick Riordrian; it gave me the idea to try writing my own book, based on my character in the aforementioned original timesink game: Devin Darkwraith.

Jul 24
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Life in 5 Sentences

My glorious, glamorous entrance: red and wailing, into the NICU because I'm breathing too fast.
My teacher tells my dad he doesn't have to worry about me being shy, because that morning, I had run into my two year old class, spread my arms wide, and said, "Hey everybody! It's CATIE!"
10 years old, staring at a room of fourth graders I've never met inCambridge, England, on the darkest January day; and I'm okay.
12 years old, discussing empathy in a room of kids from Jerusalem, the West Bank, and America.
14 years old, type, type, typing away, about to start freshman year halfway across the country; what happens now?