Exercise is one of my fav. thing to do with my dad it's like our bond together. It shaped me to who i am right now, i just love lifting weights and it became so much more to me now because i am trying to get in shape with everything i do and it also helping me through my losing weight journey and getting healthier.
Having an Egyptian/ European culture parents is fun where we use to live, but now it's not. Having cultural parents can be hard sometimes when you move to another different open minded place or country. For me, i kind dislike how my parents are cultural because the day we moved here, i had new rules. As an example, I can't go and have a sleepover at my friends because in our culture we don't do that .... that sentence mad me hate my cultural, like we live in another part of the world can we just do what other parents do with their children. another example i can't just go anywhere without telling my parents i have to tell them where, who, what time i come back, etc... it use to annoying me because American don't do that why should I, but again my parents are cultural. There is things i don't know how fun it is or how fun i think it is till now because my parents are cultural. However, that shaped me today differently from everybody else because the way my parents were raised differently and now i got to be raised differently than them, so it makes it harder for them to raise me based on their cultural and rules and at the same time to raise me based on where we lived and make me not feel any different than others.
People think of the world travel meaning visiting places and taking pictures there, but when i say travel it means a whole different ideas. Travel to me and my parents is life like bread and water. Travel to us mean new culture, new rules, new life, new us, new people and being open minded about everything and everywhere we go. There is a lot comes to mind when my parents say "travel" compare to anyone else saying that. Another thing traveling makes you smarter, and by smarter i don't mean you are stupid but meaning you just discover so much of the world that you get creative, open minded and even more cultural, new languages. Traveling for us is the best thing we do together, and like my dad traveled the entire world it became my next journey to do.
People hear me saying i speak 3 languages and they go " that's pretty cool." Yes, i agree how cool it is to speak 3 languages fluent, and how smart you get every time you add another language to your speaking. But what they don't understand is how hard it is speaking 3 languages at one time, some managed that but unlike me i still can't. It's amazing to speak 3 languages and find words that don't exist in that language, but you also get lost. I get lost between the languages i speak. Getting lost for me is forgetting words, words that i need. As an example i would be talking to my mom on the phone and we switch languages and sometimes i would stop to try to remember the word that i need, It gets a little easier sometimes but others it's no.Another thing about languages is translating some of the words till last year i didn't know that there is not words that you can translate to that languages, I always thought i just can't translate it. But now, i know.However, it drive me insane trying to describe a word to my friends but they don't know what am i saying. Another example of speaking 3 languages almost 4 is that my mom makes me talk 3 languages at home so i don't forget them like my sister. Losing 2 languages to learn one is pretty bad.
Dance is one of the thing i grow up hating because my mom made me do it to be like the rest of the family, her family is classic or if you know how old British were and how they got dressed and drink their tea and talk about things that's basically my mom's family and she grow up like that, which was nice but i also thought it was a comeption between her siblings on who should have the perfect kids, so my mom put me in a dance classes with my sister and at that time i didn't feel it so i grow up playing ballet on the Opera House in Cairo stage and i hate it and i did it till i found something else to do long story short i played every sport so i don't dance, but for some reason now dancing is one of the best thing i do. I love it, I can just have my headphones in and start dancing like i don't care, or when i am feeling down i just dance. It's one of the best thing to do. It shaped me weird i use to hate it and dancing on the stage everyday but not feeling however, now it's competlety different to me and i love it. I use it as cardio, happiness, fun and etc... There is no feeling i can describe when i dance.
Laughing is one of the best thing i can describe myself. Everyone have something unique about themselves, so the unique and special thing about me is laughing. I love laughing so much sometimes i would not even know why am i laughing and people would be making fun of me because i laugh on weird things or just out of no where i start laughing. Well my parents told me i was gifted with that, and they also say " smiling is the best makeup you can wear." You hear about people born natural singer or dancer or artist, well have you heard about natural smiling or laughing? it's rare but it's great. I hear from people how sometime they make an effort to smile while for me i just like smiling. A lot of people came to me telling me how i made their day just by laughing at random thing they don't know but they started laughing with me and they needed that. Another thing about laughing is when i laugh i make people laugh with me, i don't know if they are laughing with me or at me, but i don't care. You bring the good in people by laughing. Laughing shaped me as a person, because first i would get to be made fun at or called nicknames like " giggles " its the most recent one, and i use to tell myself i'm weird but it's the opposite i'm not weird people who make fun of me they are the weird one.
Friendship is one of the most important thing in life that we need to keep going. Sometimes we don't realize how much friends are important to us until we go through hard time and we find them there. Friendship was one of the most important thing that shaped me as a person right now, because I moved couple times so it was hard for me to find the meaning of friendship. Of course because i'm social person i had a lot friends everywhere i went but i never felt like i have a best friend because i would move from a country to another. However, even i thought i didn't feel that attachat to my friends it was hard saying goodbye but i got use to it. So this shapes me now because i can call everyone my friend and i like that but it's really rare to find a best friend and then be worried if i get to keep that best friend like every one else.
I grow up loving watching horror movies at night, i started watching it when i was in 1st grade i would get in the living room hiding behind the couch to watch. I found it really intersting and i loved it that i can just go to sleep after the movie and be fine, it might seems weird but it really made me stronger as a person and having my hear like a rock not being scared of anything, it also lead me to wreesle which seems weird because i'm a girl and i think this was the only negative effect i had on me which in a way i also think it's positive because as i get angry i get to get my anger out by wressling. so it definetly made me the girl i want in a way i wanted.