One person who has influenced my life, isn't anyone great or someone who made a difference or even a political figure, it's myself. I know that that sounds pretty conceited, but its very true. In my seventeen years of being alive and active, I have seen more than what I should have seen. I seen things from domestic abuse to pure hate for mankind.
Growing up I didn’t really have the best life. I went through more than I child should, while other kids were out with their families on Friday nights, I would be lying in my bed wide awake listen to bickering voices, coming from my mother and father. My sisters have been through it all and it seemed to not bother them, but I always felt and still feel like its my fault.
I never had a helping hand that supported me through the whole ordeal. I never asked for help. I started to act out and do things I wanted, but when I realized that never really worked I just distanced myself from my family. I didn’t attend family dinners or gatherings and I never really cared when a family member got sick.
I influenced myself by deciding not to let any of this happen to me or the ones I care most about, but for some its too late for change or even help. It was too late for me to even attempt to try and be my old self again; so instead I bettered the person I was.