Who am I becoming? Well I don’t entirely know”,” but I do know what I am right now. My name is Dominic Chabiel. To describe my characteristics”,” well one would be socially awkward. Another characteristic I would describe myself as honest about everything. People that are important to me know I don’t like to socialize very much with others unless I want to or am forced to . My areas of strength are my great memory and subjects that interest me which with my memory makes it easier to remember subjects such as history. Then other topics I will be discussing are my ten year plan for one. After that is what my identity is or what it is that I am. Then it will be on how people perceive me or what I can do to change how I think they see me.
Since making my 10 year plan not much has changed from the original plans are still there and very little change has been made.The original goals were historian,writer,or accountant for the ten year plan. I am working towards the goals of critical thinking and creativity as I have more success with these because these are easier to achieve than the other goals.The goal of collaboration has not been met sadly due to being socially awkward. Also the goal of communication has also not been met.The 10 year plan was mostly a success or I should say there are more positives than negatives. Because my plans were at first to choose my 3 careers that I wanted to pursue. But I had to ditch one and figure out what a new third option was. Have not found my third option but I am still working towards either a historian or a writer.
My identity is what makes me who I am. One characteristic I have worked hard to cultivate is patience. Another characteristic I have worked hard to obtain is self-control which helps with patience really well. These traits are important because they are part of who I am or part of my personality. Then another part of my personality is that I don’t let anyone get into my head because to me all that matters is myself. This is an important part of me because it helps me focus on my goals.
I am unsure of how people perceive me. But I think probably most people would refer to me as a nerd. But it is not inaccurate to see me as that because I do things that make me look like a nerd. But being a nerd is not necessarily bad because nerds are most of the time successful in life so I can take pride in that. .Generalizations that I have about me is that I am a loner and very socially awkward to everyone. I know this because I am very socially awkward and because I am not that good at talking to others or socializing in general. These things make it easier in my viewpoint about how people can make generalizations about me.
I think I can work towards a few goals to help cultivate my identity over the next 2 years. I plan to try to at least change my demeanor a bit due to I think most people probably think I am annoyed or angry at something. This may help me in the future when interviewing for a job because I may look like I am not interested to be there or it will make people avoid me. I will not change my demeanor at this moment of time because I like the way it is for me due to the fact that it suits my personality. But it most likely will change in the future due to my circumstances that it will be imperative. Then my peer group can help me by giving me advice on what to change about myself. But my peer’s can hinder these changes by trying to trick me by giving terrible advice about how to change myself . Then the ten year plan and goals that I set hasn't really changed anyone’s opinion of me. Then upon 11th grade or my junior year I do not know how people will perceive me. Because I cannot read people’s minds on how they view me or their opinion of me.
For my future there are ideas that I have for careers or other jobs depending on what my mind says about what path I should take. But so far jobs I would enjoy are those that require imagination or working alone is what I am up for at this stage so far in my life. But what can help me for future careers are volunteer jobs or part time jobs. Why? Because then I can have people there that can vouch for me in any career I want so it makes me look like a valuable asset. In the next two years there will definitely be opportunities one might be volunteering at a local SPCA due to it being much easier and lower risk than other volunteer jobs. Or I could work part time at a local restaurant or grocery store as opportunities. At this point they are just thoughts to me but they can happen anytime in the next two years. But there are others who say summer programs help but in all honesty to me I do not know any that fit my personality so summer programs are out of the question for me. Then to help out my community is something that is hard for me to decide. Mainly this is due to moving so much throughout my life I just don’t care for communities anymore than I used to. How I hope to change and grow before 11th grade is to become more sociable but that is a goal that most likely will not happen. Then before 11th grade I hope to start volunteering so I can get hours of community service and people who I can give employers references to. But these are changes that are slow but I believe I can achieve them in years to come.