Since third grade, there was one person whom I considered my true sister. My soulmate of friendship: Stephanie Marie Velazquez-Mendoza, Stephy for short. Well, what can’t I tell you about this girl. She is amazing, funny, a great singer, and just the best person I know. Happily, Stephy is still there for me now and I am there for her. Depressingly, this was not always the case. Even though we are really close friends, there were times when we fought and did not talk with each other for two years. With Stephy, I learned how important it is to communicate with each other about how your feeling and when an issue arises. The reason why we did not talk to each other for this of a long period of time was because another person who we thought was our friend told me that Steph was mad at me and told Steph that I was mad at her. I regret not talking to Stephy sooner because I missed her two daughter’s births. I was not there when she needed me the most. However, she was still in my thoughts. When I found out she was pregnant, I knew her first born was going to be a girl and she would be named Diana. Happily, now she is my closest friend and I hope we can be together for many years to come.
Another relationship which I find important is my relationship with my mother. Growing up, I was definitely not the be...
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...me and kept me from obtaining some relationships. There have been people with whom I wanted to say hi or speak up but my shyness gets in the way.
Based on these two broad topics, I am able to take with me the knowledge I have gained. I can know understand why there are several ideas that are a must and several that I should not do. I plan to use these in my current relationships by taking the time to understand what my friends are telling me and respect my mother more. With Stephanie, I plan to stop being shy and demonstrate my appreciation as having her as a friend. With my mother, I will stop disobeying her and when both of us feel hurt because of the actions of the other, I will openly tell her how I feel and what we can both do to change this situation. Everyone wants to be in some sort of relationship, however, one wrong move and the relationship can demolish.
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