Personal Narrative Essay: Influence Of My Mom


In today’s life, each and every being lives by some type of influence experienced during their life, whether that influence be by a specific person or thing. If I were asked to name a significant influence in my life, my answer would be my mother. My mother has been the greatest influence in my life. My mother has been a figure of many, including my teacher, best friend, and role model my entire life. She taught me how to be independent, work hard, and persevere through everything that is thrown my way. Every lesson learned and quality acquired from my mother has helped shape me into the person I am today.

Growing up, my mother has always been a person who was quick to do everything herself, and an especially hard worker who never gave up regardless of any difficulties she may have been faced with. As mentioned, my mother has influenced me my entire life, but a specific time was during my high school years. Education is something that was very valuable to my mother, especially because she was unable to have one. She taught me the importance of working hard and getting an education. She always pushed me to be the best, no matter what difficulties I ran into. She was always next to me, making sure that I was the best in everything that I did. No matter what happened, she was always there to guide and aid me. Her influence helped me get through anything that was thrown my way. My mother is an amazing example of someone who is independent, hard working, and a perseverant. Seeing all that my mother was capable of doing despite any encounter, good or bad, has made a lasting impression on me, leaving me with some of the most valuable lessons in life and shaping me into who I am today. 

Without the influence of my mom, I truly believe that I wouldn’t have learned some of the most important lessons that I did and would not know how to push myself to my true potential. Growing up and watching my mom be an independent and hard working person helped shape me to who I am today and I am forever grateful for her influence. 

This question is not something that could always be easily answered because of the many influences we are surrounded by, whether that be just the people we are surrounded with or outside influences of the world. I myself would most likely not be able to answer it if asked a couple years ago, but as I am growing older myself, I have realized the power of my mother’s influence. My mother’s independence, hard work, and perseverance has left a lasting influence on me. Throughout my life, I have used every experience whether it be of my own or an experience I saw of my mother and every quality as an influence that has served me my entire life and made me into the person I am today.

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