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My Self-Discovery

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Troi Young

on 22 April 2014

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Category 2: 10 Points
"Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup"

~ Ralph Acosta, Don't You Quit
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“Not knowing you can't do something, is sometimes all it takes to do it.”
~ Ally Carter, Gallagher Girls
Determined to be Unique
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"Did they deserve any better, these people? How many had actively persecuted others, high on the scent of Hitler's gaze, repeating his sentences, his paragraphs, his opus? Was Rosa Hubermann responsible? The hider of a Jew? Or Hans? Did they all deserve to die? The children?"
~ Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
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Smart Mouth
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Category 2: 10 Points
“Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.”

~ Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
My Self-Discovery
My Worst Enemy
A perfectionist is a personality trait characterized by a person's striving for flawlessness and setting excessively high performance standards, accompanied by overly critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others' evaluations. I am a perfectionist which means if I don't like something I do it doesn't matter to me if you like it, it isn't good enough. Sometimes being a perfectionist can be a good thing because I know I have an eye for detail and I am capable of doing good work, but its also dangerous. I am also capable of filling my head with negative thoughts of myself and bashing my self-esteem when no one else sees anything wrong. Now that I discovered apart of myself that can either help me or hurt me I am trying to become more aware of the what I think of myself. I need to lift myself up with words of confidence and get rid of the thoughts of " not being good enough". I have to tell myself that I am smart and I am of my own value. This movie clip connects to me because it is exactly what I have to tell myself to get rid of the disappoints I have in myself and obtain the satisfaction that I am being my best me.
I want to be different. I don't like fitting in it makes me feel like I have no purpose. When I started Middle School I discovered I feel the need to be divergent. There are so many movies and television shows about teenagers and their cliques and I always thought I had different parts of me that belonged in those groups. I always thought if I hang out with one crowd how can I possibly express the other qualities I have? I tried weaving in and out of crowds, but its hard because not everyone likes each other. I began to feel like a loner, but I realized if keep a diverse group of friends I can express my full self. Uniqueness makes me an very independent individual. This movie clip connects to me because it shows how being different can seem bad or lonely, but everyone seeks it whether they choose to be categorized or not.
I am my worst enemy. I analyze everything and that holds power. I can think about a situation and create different scenarios with different outcomes. This can be fun for creative writing, but in reality I always seem to unintentionally talk myself out of opportunities and end up missing out. My mind is full of "what if's" and "if that was possible's" all of which aren't real. I discovered my worst enemy when I took a personality test and it said I wasn't the best decision-maker. I realized I convince myself out of opportunities with excuses before I can take my next breath. This connects to the quote because twenty-four hours a day I am introduced to chances and I seem to always shut the door in my face with my own hand. The worst part about my worst enemy is that it's battling herself.

I strongly dislike liars. I discovered this distaste when my brother starting lying about everything to the point I didn't believe a word he said. I began to notice when people around me lied or slid by the truth. I value trust and I appreciate honesty over anything else. The truth may hurt sometimes, but loosing trust is worse to me. This quote is connected to how I don't like lies because during WWII Hitler told the Germans many lies to get them to believe less of Jews and believe that they were better of without them. The trust Hitler earned was real, but how he earned it caused 6 million people to die.
I am a stubborn individual. If you tell me I can't do something I'm probably going to do it just for the satisfaction of proving you wrong. I discovered that being challenged makes me want to do whatever it may be even more. This quote connects to my discovery because I am more tempted to do what people say I can't do than say what I can do (as long as its not breaking any rules or laws). This quote came from a fiction book about an all girl boarding school. This adds to my discovery because knowing that I am a girl is many times the reason people doubt my capability in something like sports. I will prove my self even if it seems crazy or stupid because I am stubborn.
I am a smart mouth. A smart mouth is someone making remarks that aim for cleverness and wit but that strike others as cocky or annoying. I know when to keep my mouth shut, but sometimes smart remarks come out by mistake. I realized I had a smart mouth when I once said a smart reply to my father and he told me to watch my mouth. Now that I'm older I see he can have a smart mouth and so can my mom and brother. I personally enjoy it because it keeps conversations interesting, but some people do not tolerate it at all. The television show clip of

connects to my discovery because it shows a family of smart mouths that use remarks to get on each others nerves just like mine. It's all fun and games until you're the target.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
When I was in the eighth grade I made the cheer leading squad for the football team. At first it was exciting because I was doing it with my two best friends, but after the first two games I gave up hope on it. It just wasn't fun to me. I could do the counts and stunts, but I wasn't enjoying myself. My dad wouldn't let me quit so I had to stick it out until the end of the season. Not only did I discover I didn't like cheer leading I also learned not to give up, but to finish what I started. This quote connects to my discovery because it reminds me I should never leave something unfinished or I will never see what might be at the end.
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Being a teenage girl physical characteristics are a huge part of our lives. How we want to look physically is blamed on our society. In Middle School, I discovered that I can't just look at someone and know who they are. I have always looked at people and used their appearance to assume their character. The bone structure, skin tone, eye shape, and hair texture does say a lot about a persons history, but not them necessarily. If you look at someones body language or unconscious habits you can learn about their personality. The artwork I drew was an eye because I became more observant of people and that has helped me pay less attention to the stereotypical beauty, but the natural beauty in people.
What Meets The Eye
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I have been dancing since I was three years old. I had to miss out on opportunities to play other sports because of dance. This year I moved up and now I'm on point
. Dancing is the only thing in my life that hasn't changed. The same ballet techniques I did when I was five I still use now. I don't think or ever say I'm good at dance, but I do believe I know dance. I discovered ballet is my foundation to everything. I can connect memories, people, and even school to ballet. My artwork is a light colored sketch of point
shoes because point
shoes are a dangerous and mature technique, but I used a light sketch to portray how I've been doing it since I was young. My drawing connects to my discovery because I realized where I am most safe is in ballet, but it is where I am also most uncomfortable. I am familiar and new at the same time.
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Walks with character
Foot in front of the other
Sashaying down the halls
Polished and fitted
Loose and unrefined
Clothes aren't wearing
Wearing confidence is

I love fashion, clothes,shoes, hairstyles, and everything else. I love fashion because you can express yourself with it. If I am wearing an outfit I like then I feel good about myself on the inside and out. Its not about wearing what just came out, but what makes you feel like your true self. Its about wearing your confidence and using clothes to express how you feel, what you want to be, or who you are. This poem I made connects to my discovery because I have worn uniforms all my life until this year. Like most girls, I was excited to wear whatever I wanted in high school, but then I realized high school has its own uniform.

High School Uniform Policy:

Play it Safe
Fit with your crowd
Wear what's new
Don't wear certain brands

I realized that I don't have to follow these rules because in four years I'll regret not wearing what made me comfortable or feel good. Now I try to ignore the policy and I use fashion to express how I feel and how clothes can reflect my confidence outward.
By: Troi Young
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