Who I Am
Growing up in a small time I never got to see some of the most unimaginable things except through pictures. I was always surrounded by a small and non-interesting built environment. The built environment never had a great affect on my childhood. However, as I grew up I experienced some things that led me to be the person I am today.
I can remember the first time I crossed the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. I had never seen anything so unimaginable. Seeing it in a picture does not have the same affect on you as when you see it with your own eyes. It is truly unrealistic. The feeling that overcomes you is so powerful, it feels as if it is a dream. The fact that man can create something so unbelievable makes you think that anything is possible. This is one thing that inspires me to go above and beyond. It allows me to believe that I can do anything I put my mind to. This has helped form who I am. And without this type of thing I would be a completely different person.
For the longest time I wanted to be an architect. One of the most intriguing things to me was the way that certain buildings looked. I could stare at them for the longest time and just imagine the feeling of accomplishment if I were to build one of these masterpieces. Some of the most inspiring were the works of Frank Lloyd Wright. I had always seen pictures of buildings in my dentists office and was just amazed by what they looked like. Who I am today and who I want to be in the future is a result of me being surrounded by this built environment.
Being a student at the University of Minnesota allows me to be surrounded by a big city. The city itself has this influencing aura about it. Minneapolis will help me become the person I am going to be. If I were living in a different city it is a guarantee that I would be a different person. There are specific things that cant be described that are in our local environment that shape and form us. And this is no different for where I am right now.