In My Shoes for a Moment…

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Sometimes, I imagine what it would be like to be in someone else’s “shoes.” I wonder whether it would be comfy or constricting–sedate or full of ebullience. Either way, I always come to the same conclusion; I’m glad I live in my shoes.


I am half Korean and Puerto Rican. My parents have entirely different personalities, and I’ve inherited the best (and worst) of both. I love helping the community and working with people–I’m not just saying that to gain fans, either. I always thought the idea of having a happy community was too idealistic, but now I see that an individual can have a huge impact on many people.
My passion lies in poetry and literature. Reading takes me into an entirely different world, as nerdy as that may sound. I want to major in English and perhaps teach secondary education or college in the future. My dream college is Dickinson.
“Poetry is the rawest art form.” ~ Jewel Kilcher
This is a principle I live by–not just because it sounds intriguing, but because it’s undeniably true. I can express myself freely and with almost no limits through my own combinations of words. I used to be afraid to talk in front of people, but now I long to share my thoughts with others and spread belief in a happy community. Not a utopia, but a place where people can admit their problems and work through them.
My standpoint has changed from being a ridiculer of idealists to the ridiculed. Although I know that it is unlikely for this community to ever exist, I think it gives everyone in society something positive to work towards. It gives them a goal to reach.
I’m a Christian and try to stand by my values regardless of the situation around me. Admittedly, it’s difficult. But, “nothing in life comes easily.” This cliche phrase is worth something. If there’s one thing that I’m happy with in my life, it’s my family and my religion. I’m not content with either, but they’re both something I always want to have in my life.
On a lighter note, I also like tennis, the color turquoise, puppies, tutoring, writing poetry, reading almost any kind of written work, Yoplait strawberry yogurt, the Star Wars movie series, sitting on my roof at night, Harry Potter, star-gazing, A Walk to Remember, foreign guys with accents, looking at pictures, curly hair, outgoing and shy personalities, helping others, revising my work, and Orbit Wintermint gum.
If I could choose to be in anyone else’s shoes, I would defer and stay right where I am.

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