Who I Am (Biopage Mini-Essay Writing Contest Entry)

A biography about myself... Well, my story isn't finished yet, so I guess neither is my biography. Honestly, I'm still trying to figure myself out. Every time I think I have got a handle on who I am, and what I want to do, life throws me a curve ball, and even though I grew up playing baseball competitively, I was always a bunter; not a home-run hitter. One thing I have always known for sure is that I want to experience everything that life has to offer. Meaning, I want to see the world. So I guess travelling has been my passion ever since I can remember. I guess I'm hoping that the more I see from the world, the more I will learn about myself, like some parts of me might be hidden in different countries or something. I can truly say I have learned some things about myself by travelling, like before I ever visited France you could not have paid me enough money to try escargot, but I did while I was there! Now, my initial instinct of "oh my god that is disgusting it's literally snails" was accurate and I hated every second that it was in my mouth- but hey! I tried it. My biggest fear in the world is oceans, every single thing about them... Before I visited Punta Cana I was certain I would never step foot into one due to my fear, but alas, I did, and I am still so proud of myself. Now, I am not saying that by doing this I overcame my fear. Oh heck no! I am still terrified and even the thought that I actually did go into one gives me shivers down my spine. But it gave me enough confidence that I could do it that I actually did it again in Prince Edward Island. And then again in Italy. So I guess what I am most excited about the experiences life is going to take me on is each actual experience itself. How will I change after each one? And is the 90 year old version of my future self anything like the 23 year old version today? I can't wait to find out.

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