Origins Of My Identity Essay

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There are numerous ways to identify who we are. But who we are is not about the circumstances of your life or what you do for a living or the the roles we play or what are beliefs or affiliations are. Those are the false identities we tend to cling to. You open yourself to more possibility - and more of who you truly are!
One thing about my identity is my name. We are all given a name at birth or before or maybe even later on. I was named Reilly Grace Agadoni, it’s not just my name though; it is something that is apart of who I am. It is a unique name to my family. My first name was just something that my mom found in a book and thought it would suit me. The origin that it was from was Irish and it also mean that Reilly is “courageous, and valiant”. It’s funny cause I’m not even Irish, not at all. My middle name was from my great grandmother, Grandma Grace. The origin of the name is of Latin. She died awhile ago. But her and the name of her is now apart of me. My last name is Italian, so my whole family is Italian. We tend to like food and drink and we have a strong commitment to family, including extended family. I was also adopted so that might add to more family. My birth parents were also Italian, which was a coincidence. A good coincidence though!
Another origin about my identity is of my family. My family is a very important part of everyones life. It is who they were raised by and how they were raised and taught. There’s a picture somewhere that has my whole family in it. It was when I was a baby and my brother, Max was almost a teenager. And my parents looked younger than they are now. We all have changed in the last couple of years. We grew and learned a lot since then. I was a newborn then and I was just adopted and we were in California, which was the place I was adopted from. Now we are all living and Kansas. My brother is already a sophomore in college and I am already and sophomore in high school! I am homeschooled and my brother goes to SMU (Southern Methodist University). It’s crazy how time can go by so fast. My brother, Max and I have an amazing relationship together. We always get along, which is rare to other siblings. I am lucky that I have a brother like him. He is my role model! He is very smart and gets all A’s usually and is becoming an environmental engineer! I am very proud of him and kind of jealous of him because to me he is a genius! I wish I have gotten those genes of his! My parents are Michelle and Brad Agadoni. My mom is an Interior Decorator and my dad, well he is looking for another job. He used to work at the Mutual Fund Store and help out in the server room. He also fixes viruses for the guys who work there. I don’t know what job he will soon have next but I hope he’ll get his paycheck soon, sometime. He is very good with computers, so if one of us in the family needs help, he is always there to fix the problem! My mom usually needs help on the computer almost all the time. She doesn't even know how to cut...

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