My family is from a small town in the Midwest. We are of German and Irish descent. I grew up in a very traditional household. My parents always stressed the importance of hard work and being polite. Family was very important to us. We always had big family gatherings on holidays and weekends.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started to appreciate my cultural background more and more. I love learning about the traditions that my ancestors passed down to us. I’m also proud of the values that my family has always held dear. Family is still very important to me, and I cherish the time that we spend together.
I was genuinely looking forward to producing this paper. I’ve been wrestling with my identity over the last few months; it’s something I’ve been interested in for a while. What things in your life make you, or define you? This cultural background essay focuses on the values, experiences, worldviews, and distinct identities that have influenced me throughout my life. It challenges you to consider the things you let into your life or even the values you developed as a result of your family or on your own.
My family is from two different cultures, Peruvian and Colombian. I grew up in a bilingual household and was taught to be proud of my culture. Family is extremely important to me, and I am very close with my cousins. We are all around the same age, so we grew up together like siblings. My mom is from Peru and my dad is from Colombia, so I am lucky enough to have dual citizenship. I have been blessed to be able to travel back and forth to both countries throughout my life and learn about each of them.
I would say that the biggest influence on my worldview has been my family. They have instilled so many values in me that I live by today. A few of those values are honesty, compassion, Family comes first, work hard, and enjoy life. My mom is an amazing woman who has been through a lot in her life, she is my hero. She came to the United States when she was just eighteen years old with nothing. Through hard work and determination, she was able to provide a beautiful life for me and my sister. I am so grateful for everything she has done for us.
I am also very close with my dad’s side of the family. They are all extremely close as well, and we are always spending time together. They have instilled different values in me such as being independent, follow your dreams, be confident, stay humble, and be thankful for what you have. I am so grateful to have such an amazing, supportive family. Family is everything to me, and I would do anything for them.
Unfortunately, there are things that influence our identity in a bad way and can take precedence over what we think about ourselves. I am a daughter, sister, granddaughter, cousin, niece, and friend, among other things.
Family is extremely important to me. Family defines who we are and where we come from. They are the ones that have our backs through everything, they give us a sense of belonging, and they teach us our values. I am extremely close with my mother’s side of the family. My dad’s side of the family is large, but not as close. Family is such an important part of my life that even though I am not blood-related to some, they are still considered family to me.
Culture is another big part of who we are. It shapes how we see the world and how the world sees us. It gives us a sense of community and can make us feel like we belong somewhere.
I’ve been playing sports since I was a kid, and sports have always been a part of my family. For the past two years, I’ve been a Grace University woman’s soccer player. Physically and mentally, soccer takes you to new heights. It also consumes the majority of my time throughout the year. My father pushed me to be an exceptional athlete in each sport that I competed in as a child.
My dad was a big influence in my life, and still is to this day. He has coached me in the past, but now comes to almost every one of my games to watch. Family is huge part of my life, and they are always there for me whether I am succeed or failing.
My culture is very important to me. I was born in America, however both of my parents were born in Mexico. Therefore, I am first generation American. Throughout my childhood, I went down to Mexico often to visit family and experience the culture. My grandparents on both sides live close by each other which made it easy to go see them when we wanted. As I’ve gotten older, I have realized how different America is from Mexico and how I am so fortunate to have been born here. Family is extremely important in Mexican culture, as well as respecting your elders. In Mexico, it is common for people to live with their parents until they are married off. I am very proud of my culture and where I come from.
It wasn’t until recently that I realized how different American culture is from Mexican culture. In America, family is not as big of a deal as it is in Mexico. People here are more independent and don’t rely on their families as much. In Mexico, people are more laid back and relaxed. There is not as much of a rush to do things like there is in America. Life moves at a different pace in Mexico and I enjoy that.
I am very proud of my cultural background and it has shaped me into the person that I am today. Family is important to me and I value their opinion and guidance. I am also grateful for the opportunities that America has given me. Mexico is a beautiful country with rich culture and I hope to visit there again soon.