Green Eyes, Blond Hair This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Asa majestic sunset commenced, I was held captive in the necromancy of existence.The profound meaning of life entered my consciousness - custard-filled doughnut.I shall never be the same ...

I realize that many high school seniorsstruggle to portray themselves as graduate students in their writing assignments.That is why, in my analysis of myself, I will be honest and straightforward: noclichés, no profound revelations, no uses of "stauropegian" outof context. In this profile, you will meet the true Nicole Soboleski - strengths,weaknesses, life transformations and personality quirks - all the factors for agreen-eyed, blond-haired girl with a distinctly silly laugh.

Although somemay find it demeaning, I take great pride in calling myself "a nerd." Iwatch C-Span in my spare time. I listen to books on tape in my car. I attendleadership camps during my summers. Last Christmas, I asked for a TI-86calculator. My friends found it amusing, to say the least. I say this because Iconsider my nerdish qualities to be my greatest strengths. Knowledge is aneternal marathon; my desire to learn is insatiable. To place a price tag on newinformation and experiences would be impossible. I want to know, I ask, I search,I read, I listen.

Along with my inherent curiosity comes my greatestweakness - my inability to set time aside for myself. When it is one in themorning, and I am diligently running my capped pen over the two hundred and fiftythird page of A Brief History of Spanish Literature, I need to pause and ask,Nicole, what are you doing? Although I try to limit these situations to rareoccasions, it was my sophomore year that taught me the greatest of life'slessons. My list of activities was emotionally overbearing, homework was a chore,and math class was a burden. I had changed from a resilient, spirited girl to adepressed, unhappy chump. What did I learn?

From that point onward, Iwould dedicate myself to my priorities and make better use of my time. Sincethen, I have made great improvements in schedule strategy - I take only theclasses I have interest in and time for, but most important, I am veryhappy.

Beyond the bookish lassie lives a mini diablo. When I get togetherwith friends, or even strangers, my "wild side" surfaces. This sideparticipates in such exciting activities as honking at unknown boys,roller-blading sessions after midnight, and dancing while riding in a Barcelonataxi cab. Harmless, but fulfilling. Who said a nerd doesn't know how to havefun?

Also, I love to travel - that passion accounts for my persistencewith learning Spanish and German, and will lead to several new languages. I wouldbe remiss, however, not to mention what the English language has done for me.Through debates in student congress and speech competitions, I have uncovered amore concerned and artistic side.

I could ramble on forever, and dictatemy life's story, but that would be inconsequential now. Hopefully, you have beenable to get a glimpse of who I am through what I find significant about myself -my strengths, weaknesses, transformations and personality quirks - all themakings of a green-eyed, blond-haired girl who dreams of running for President.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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