All about me
I believe that I have three main events that happened over the course of my life that shaped who I am. The first event that shaped me was when I started doing Mixed Martial arts. When I was 6 my dad asked me if I wanted to do jiu-jitsu, which is very similar to wrestling. I started a few weeks later and I have never stopped since, I remember the first time I walked into the gym and all I could smell was an overpowering mix of deodorant and leather. For the first three years I was at West Coast Martial Arts, but I then switch to a new gym, Titan MMA due to the fact that West Coast started to waver and become more commercially focused. I spent another three years doing the kids classes and as of 2018 I have been going to adult classes. I believe that it helped shape me as a person because I learned how to interact with people outside of a school setting and it helped me become a more outgoing person.
The second event that helped shape me as a person was when I went to Serbia, my mothers home country in the fourth grade. I remember walking off the plane when we arrived, the sudden blast of heat was like nothing I have ever felt. I became exposed to another culture and I got to see how those in poorer countries live, everyone was very full of life and all the children in Serbia go out and play instead of sitting at home playing video games all day. I made quite a few new friends that I still talk to today, it also helped me learn a new language which was incredibly fun. The only thing that I was not fond of was the overpowering smell of cigarette smoke no matter where you were, whether it was on the country side or in the big cities.
The third and final event that shaped me as an individual was in the sixth grade. I started the grade getting very good grades and I got to know my teachers very well. About halfway through the year my teachers talked to the principal and managed to get them to let me start doing math one year in advance. I continued with math 6 until the end of grade 6. I started math 7 in summer school and felt incredible because I was the only person doing this, I completed math 7 in summer school and started math 8 during my grade 7 year. I think that my favourite thing in the world is during the wintertime, when it is cold outside, and you are sitting, snuggled up on the couch with a nice warm drink, watching random shows and movies on Netflix. Which is always accompanied by the complete silence of winter and the smell of soup on the stovetop. Overall, I think that no matter who you are, there are always three or more experiences that shape who we are as individuals.