If you would have told me two years ago that I would be where I am today, I would have laughed at you. I had no idea where I was going and what I'd be doing with the rest of my life, but I did know what bar in town had the good specials for the evening. You could say there were a few things I needed to figure out.
After taking a year off from school, I decided that having my parents pay my way through college was not a luxury everyone has, so I decided to take advantage of that and the many other blessings in my life. I returned to school with a new outlook on life and a sincere desire to learn all that I can while I get to be a student. I don't take anything for granted these days. Whether it's the wealth of knowledge my professors have to share with me, the sun shining on my face, or the laugh of my niece, I am thankful for everything in my life.
I've always been the kind of person who sees the glass half full. I can look at something ugly and see the beauty in it. I'm creative and organized and scheduled, but I can also be carefree and random. I do what makes me happy and surround myself with people who help me just as much as I help them. I will do anything for my family and friends, and my dogs are like my kids.
I believe in the good in people, which causes me to get burned sometimes, but I don't care. My dad has taught me my whole life that everyone has a story to tell, you just have to take the time to listen. So I listen, and I learn. I've learned a lot over the years, but the most important thing I've taken with me is that you just can't take life too seriously. It doesn't last forever. So my plan is to have as much fun as I can while I can.
I live my life day by day, because tomorrow isn't guaranteed.