Describe a person you wanted to be similar to when you were growing up
You should say:
- who this person was
- when you first met the person
- what the person did
- and you would like to become this person
Today I’ll tell you about how I used to want to be like my sister when I was
younger. She was always the popular, scholarly type, while I was sort of the
unfocused, social outcast type. I always struggled with my weight
when I was younger even though I ate pretty healthily, whereas my sister always
had a perfect, thin physique even while eating junk food constantly.
I’ll explain it more in depth.
My sister is 2 years older than me, and we grew up together. She was always
the at the top of her class, even though she studied very little. I remember her
saying that she would forget to study, but still get nearly 100% on her exams,
even through her college years. Moreover, she had a natural athletic ability with
very little effort. She could take up a new sport and be good at it at the drop of
a hat! I envied her swimming and basketball skills, especially. Apart from this,
she was the thin, pretty blonde girl that everyone wanted to be friends with,
although she didn't have to put effort into being nice to people. Another thing I
looked up to her for was that it was easy for her to speak her mind. When I was
younger especially, I always found it difficult to speak up even when I was being
Reflecting back, I think what I most wished to inherit from her was her ability to do everything at ease. It seems like I always had to put more effort into school to get good grades, be fit, have friends, etc, so I wished those things could come easier. I especially wished I had her athletic ability, as I would like to do more physical activity. Furthermore, I wish I didn't have to spend countless hours studying and even meeting with a tutor to get good grades. However, as I’ve gotten older, I realize that we cannot compare ourselves to other people because we all have different strengths and weaknesses. Still, I admire her for her abilities as well as her outspokenness.