Through the course of my life so far I have developed many beliefs. The three beliefs that are the most important to me as a person are you cannot survive in the world without friendship, you are your own worst enemy, and that people do not tell you who you are, you tell them. The first belief is something I learned early in life. As an only child I had to go through a lot of things alone in life, but having my two best friends with me since I was a child showed me that I was never truly alone. We all had similar family situations, and that made me feel that I was not alone in this world. Without their friendship and the other friends that I made throughout school, I honestly do not know if I would be here today. The next belief is something I learned when I was a Freshman in High School. Studies say that middle school is the time when children start to lose their self confidence and esteem, and this was true for me. I was so bent on straightening my hair everyday, and making sure all my clothes were from Abercrombie and Hollister, because I was so worried about what others would think of me. I do not remember the exact moment when I realized that no one is paying that much attention to what I look like or what I am wearing, it was just me. I really am my worst enemy. I am so hard on myself still to this day. I struggled a lot with this junior and senior year, and I am just now learning how to accept myself more. The final belief is something I learned Sophomore year of High School. It might sound silly but I learned this from Gossip Girl. My favorite character of all time, Blair Waldorf, is about to run away to Paris to escape the gossip surrounding her, and her best friend Serena Van Der Woodsen stops her on the tarmac, and tells her that “people don’t tell you who you are, you tell them”. That really stuck with me. People can call me a ditz, fake, or annoying, but I am none of those things. This might be my most important belief I have, and it is a belief that has helped guide me through life, and will continue to guide me.
My revealed box will reflect me through objects and symbols. I have a bunch of shards of broken glass that will be hanging inside the box from strings. Glass is something that is shiny and pretty, but this glass is broken, sharp, and dangerous. Handled with care it is still beautiful