tamolwan ting

Athens, Georgia

tamolwan ting

Athens, Georgia

As I was growing-up, many things in my life have adjusted itself in order for me to find my true self. When I was young, I used to wear only big pants and t-shirt, anything above my knees was unacceptable. My hair would always be tied up in a low pony-tail, and my favorite color is blue. As I stepped into middle school, I started to like pink, wore skirts, and let my hair down. Now, looking back to my childhood dressed-up phase made me realized that it would take me more than just how I dressed up to actually define myself.

Later at the start of my teenage years, I thought that my friends and community that surrounded me would represent who I am. But I was wrong, because later in high school I had a chance to transfer to a completely new environment and people. I had observed myself and other people who had a major change in their lives and saw how it affect their personality. By moving to an entire new surrounding made me realized that we can never be our “true” self. As long as we still interact with other people, their opinions and beliefs would always have an effect on us. I would have to admit that my friends and my family affect the way I am today. The warm and loving family of mine have given me an ideal expectation of how family should be like. My parents’ beliefs in Buddhism and other typical Asian’s beliefs have been transferred down to me. I allow myself to be influence by people. But as I collect these little pieces of traits from others, at the same time they would start coming together and forming something that is unique in its own way.

  • Education
    • University of Georgia