Every individual has a place they call their original home where they grew up together with their families. A person may move from one town to another but will always remember where they were brought up and the people they grew up with together. Most people have their presents based on where they grew up and who took the responsibility of shaping them up for the future. More so, what an individual turns into have a great reflection on their home environment. Home can play a great role in determining one’s identity as most people tend to portray an image that says a lot about their native place of birth. In this paper hence, I seek to analyze the relationship between my home and my identity.
My experience back in my home determines so much who I am today. I grew up in Asia, South Korea where later I moved to Canada. However, my home experience in Asia identifies who I am growing up into despite the fact that I am away from home for three years. For instance, growing up my family and I used to stay in a two bedroom bungalow where I could share a room with my sister. The experience of sharing a room with my sibling has a significant impact on me now that am staying in a ten-room bungalow. Whenever I am home alone, I develop fear within me because I am not okay when it comes to staying home by myself while growing up. As a result, I lack the courage enough to stand the loneliness that comes with being left in the bungalow with ten rooms. Similarly, I love a very calm and collected environment with as minimum noise as possible. I find it difficult to keep up with the many sounds in the city from the hooting vehicles to industries and clubs playing loud music. Owing to the calmness of the home environment where the only thing I could experience was calm surrounding.
Additionally, one of my dreams have always been farming not as a profession though, but just part of my future activities I will engage in when I finally have a home and my farm. Growing up we were having a farm back home where I could admire flowers growing, and this gave me the urge to one day have my flower firm in my home. The place I currently stay however there is no firm making me miss watering them back in South Korea. All in all my dream of owning a flower firm is not dead because to me flowers make life beautiful. I am a fun loving person whenever I have free time away from school or any other activities. I will always ask a friend when free we do some of the things we love doing in our free time just like we could with my sister while home at night. We could together watch fireflies, try to catch them and make wishes whenever one of us could grab one. From the fun experience with my sister, I grew up to believe doing what you enjoy with people you love adds more meaning to life. Despite the fact that fireflies are not in the city, we still find other ways of having fun together without losing the essence.
Being independent is a trait I will forever value in me. I don’t depend so much on people part from my family since I have a passion for achieving on my own and I see myself living with it. Growing up we did not have so many neighbors as such, and the few who were there most did not portray a sharing spirit. Therefore, I could always see my parents working so hard to earn a living for us and not depend on borrowing from a neighbor. Thus, we escaped any trouble of lousy debt just in case we could not pay. Finally, having grown up in an environment where there were not many people we had no scenario concerning theft or lost items. The security was a guarantee to the member of my community as well as my home. For that reason, I can say I am a little bit impulsive when walking around carrying some vital staff or rather when to lock the doors when probably going somewhere. My negligent nature is affecting me since in the city there are a lot of theft activities going on and becoming a victim often scares a person. The theft cases arise as a result of the growing population where some individuals are jobless or drug addicts.
As a conclusion, home determines a lot in an individual growth since most characters or behaviors are basing on what one acquires from the environment they grow up. A person may move to a new environment, but this may not have much effect on their identity since they already have a personality from home they grew up. Growing up in a particular surrounding determines a lot who an individual is as a person. One’s home can either impact on the identity positively or negatively depending on the factors instilled in a person. Therefore, one should always strive to identify positively with where they originate or grow.