The age old question: Do we exist? If we do exist, who are we? This intriguing question has baffled philosophers and scientists alike for thousands of years, and I am attempting to answer this question myself about myself.
What makes me me? A big part of what makes me me is the people around me, who have been there through the good times and the hard times. At the forefront is my family; my mom and dad who have been there every step of the way for me, and my younger sister, who we’ve shared many a good laugh. I have fun with my friends at school too, talking about anything and everything, cracking jokes, and helping each other out.
But what truly makes me me is my personal identity. Identity is like a mosaic, piece by piece forming an entire art piece. Things I enjoy doing include music, cooking, and STEM related topics. I love to play music on my violin and my trombone, playing everything from classical to jazz. I also enjoy cooking. Putting my own spin on recipes is really fun (but not so fun when it doesn’t turn out good) Last of all, I really enjoy anything to do with STEM, especially engineering activities and programming challenges. In fact, I enjoy it so much, I even started an after school program for STEM for elementary school students! I am also active in debate and competitive math, as well as being on the school swim team and track team! I really like to try new things and experiment with all these activities.
In the end, even I am not sure who I am. I hope that through FSL and my other activites I will slowly and surely be one step closer to find who I truly am. For now, I will continue to pursue my interests and trudge through Semiahmoo’s IB program, and hopefully one day, I will be able to truly answer this question!