A Stranger Looking For Home Essay

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A Stranger Looking for Home

I was born a shy, reserved kid. It always, I mean always took me along time to be comfortable around someone. Then it would take me even longer to be comfortable enough to get close with someone. This even true for family that I do not see on a daily basis. I really do not why I was always so shy, it’s just the way I am. I accept that even though many times I wish I could throw caution to the wind and be a carefree person, loose and friendly. But there are many more times when I am glad that I am the way I am. Out of the aloofness, has come the ability to understand people.
I have always been listener. I was born pretty shy and reserved so before talking or ...view middle of the document...

It had a price though. I could not really allow myself to socialize in school because I knew there was chance for mistakes. It’s not that everyone was bad, but the majority was so I held my tongue.
I had a pretty good childhood growing up in suburban Illinois. So peaceful. Beautiful landscape. A very diverse bunch of people that you could never find in Chicago. Refreshing. Look back on my childhood in Round Lake Beach, Illinois and wish I had not taken it for granted, I wish I would have lived everyday there like it was my last because much harder times were to come.
After eighth grade graduation my mother decided I should move with my aunt in suburban Atlanta in order to get out of Chicago. McDonough, Georgia reminded me so much of my childhood, I immediately fell in love with it. During ninth grade orientation my aunt made me go into the NJROTC department. I did not want to join ROTC. I did not want to be forced (typical teen), but as I saw the older students in their crisp uniforms and saw the many trophies earned, and heard of the great activities of ROTC I knew I was sold. So I joined (enlisted). I was extremely shy but I knew that this was my chance to blossom here like I could not in Chicago. So I came out of my shell. I made many friends while in ROTC. I excelled in learning in the...

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