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My Family

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Have you ever been influenced by some important person that helped you be the person that you are today? I have been. The people that have had influence on me are the most important humans beings, my family. But before I begin talking about my family, I want to describe to you the place that we spend most of the time together which also means something important to me and my family. This place is called the family room. This room is small but cozy. It is painted in white and has three windows decorated with beautiful curtains. By the windows you can appreciate a nice view of some beautiful trees and a nice pool. On the walls there are some family photos like the ones that show where my brothers and I were born, my graduation photo, some family members photos like my grandparents, and some paintings made by one of my brothers. Also inside this room there is a nice home theater that includes a nice stereo and TV, and a new compact computer. But this is not all, this room has some very comfortable furniture and I can say that they are comfortable because I use them to watch TV, a movie, or just sit and rest. Also the furniture is used by my brothers to sit and play nitendo, to study, or play with the computer. But from all this furniture there is one chair that is the most cozy chair that I have ever sat upon and that is my father's chair. So this is our room, which is very important to us and has a lot of special things, but the most special part of this room is when it brings my family together.

I could begin the book of my life with a picture of my parents. They are important because they helped in my development. Also, they gave me the things that I needed to grow up in the moment that I needed and they still gave me everything that I needed to become somebody in the future. Among these things is the education that I have received all in my life, my basic needs like food, clothes, medicine, a place to live, and the most important thing, the love. Like for example, by being there when I needed somebody to talk to and giving me speeches when I do something wrong.

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Also, they care for me when I am sick and they give me the necessary things to get better. They teach me good values like how to behave, to respect other people, and to share with other people. Sometimes they push me in certain directions and have high expectations for me, but now I really appreciate everything they have taught me. I understand why they do certain things and it is because my parents want the best for me. On certain occasions I get mad, but later appreciate their words of wisdom and understand. My parents are wonderful.

Now, about the rest of my family, my two brothers all I can say is that they are wonderful, too. With them I have learned to share, to have fun, and to understand different points of view in different situations. They are younger than me, but that doesn't matter because sometimes people think that because they are older they know everything and that is not true, we can learn from those younger than us too. Also I have shared moments in which we laughed, or we get sad, but there are always moments that I will remember.

In conclusion families made the difference in many of the situations that life gives you and without them you would be unable to give the love and support to your children need which they need to become mature and responsible adults. Thanks to my family today I can said all of these things to other people.



My family is made up of a bunch of one-of-a-kind people. They are happy, joyful people, they are successful, but they are also rooted in humility and gratitude.

My mother and father were born to poor families from Virginia. Their parents – my grandparents – were sharecroppers, people who worked the tobacco fields for peanuts, for just small amounts of money on which to survive. But they had big dreams of living a better life.

In the 1940s, after being married for 20-plus years, they established a business – a small restaurant in Petersburg, Virginia. Ten years later they sold the restaurant – which had by that time become a chain – and they became millionaires overnight. They then invested much of their money, in turn increasing their wealth. They got into real estate, corporate finance, and other investments. For two people without a college education, they were still very intelligent, perceptive and had impressive foresight. They have always been wise in their decision-making.

My mother then inherited their estate once they passed on, and she went on to have the financial security to pursue her dream of becoming Hollywood screenwriter. She was fortunate enough to have sufficient money to support herself even if she failed as a writer in Hollywood, which of course she did not do.

I was 15 when we moved to Los Angeles, California. After sending in spec scripts to various TV shows, she received an offer to write scripts for a soap opera and a children’s show – and she ultimately had some scripts made into episodes. By this time, she had divorced my father, who at the time was the owner of a large corporation, a construction company in South Carolina. So when we moved to Los Angeles, it was just the two of us. We were a team, and we learned to live together. It was hard at first, me a teenager in this big, scary, foreign city. But it took her three years before she completed her first screenplay. It was a love story, in many ways based on her life and love story. It sold a year later to Universal Studios. Yes, we were already quite wealthy. But she wanted to be successful on her own terms. She wanted to live out her own destiny, leave her own mark on this world. And she did.

Now I am in college, soon to graduate with a degree in Creative Writing. I have dreams of following in her footsteps: I too want to have my scripts made into films and TV shows. I am writing too – all of the time, actually – and it’s what I want to do with my life and my short time on this crazy planet. I want to be just like my mother, who has always been a sort of hero to me. She is happy and successful, she has been able to make a career out of writing professionally – and she loves the life she has created for herself. Yes, she has been wealthy most of her adult life, but that fact had nothing to do with her finding success in writing. And I really admire that about her. Did coming from a wealthy family make success a bit easier? Sure. But she did the writing, she put in the work each day, and she has made it.

My family is not an ordinary bunch, nor is my family an ordinary American family, at least in my mind. I realize that we have had more opportunities than most families, but that doesn’t make me better than anybody else. I just have more advantages than most, and I’m very grateful for that – and I’m glad I can acknowledge this. I owe everything I have today to what my grandparents and parents accomplished. It is because of them that my own success may come a bit easier than most.