Take Time For Reflect ( 55-56 )

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Take Time to Reflect (55-56) 1. Close your eyes and reflect for a moment on your memories of your first 6 years. Attempt to identify your earliest concrete single memory-something you actually remember that happened to you, not something you were told about. Spend a few minutes recalling the details and reexperiencing the feelings associated with this early event. Write down your earliest recollection. My earliest recollection is when I was around six I had a seizure at school. I was in hospital for a few months and the doctors were constantly running test and giving me shots. The doctors had found a tumor on my brain, which was causing the seizures. During this time I was unaware of what was going on, so I was just trying to figure out ways to play in the hospital and make the best of my time there. While I was there my stay was comfortable, I was able to sleep in huge bed that could go up and down, I could get ice cream, and juice whenever I wanted. I enjoyed being there, because I could watch cartoons all day, I could color and play whenever I wanted, and I did not have to go to school. Being the hospital made me feel loved, because my dad never left my side. My mom came to visit every day after work and brought my dad clothes and food. Furthermore, I felt special when my grandma, aunts, and uncles came to visit because, I was used to seeing my parents, my sisters, and godfather. During this time, my family made me feel like I was important, because they showed their support. What is your main memory of your father? Mother? Siblings? My main memory of my father is when I was in the hospital, and he stayed by my side. This experience made me feel he would not leave me when I needed him. My main memory of my mother is when I was ... ... middle of paper ... ...For instance, when my sister got pregnant at eighteen and I was fourteen, I saw her struggle and try to take care of my nephew. In addition, I saw how my mom reacted to the news. She was not happy and did not tell anybody until my sister started showing. I have learned from my sisters’ experiences, so I have been avoiding doing things I have seen them do. 2. How do you think your adolescence affected the person you are today? My adolescence affected the person I am now, because I prefer to do things that I can predict the outcome. In other words, if I think something will affect me positively, I will try it out and see if it is something I enjoy. However, if I think something will negatively affect me I will not try it. My adolescence experiences has affected me today, because it makes me questions my decisions and the outcome or consequences if I make bad decisions.
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