Growing Up

On December 6, 1987, I was born in Gainesville, Florida, and my story doesn't go anywhere from there. I've lived in the same house for my whole life. I've gone to the same church for my whole life. I've had a lot of the same friends for my whole life. I'd say my theme growing up was consistency.

I grew up on the east side of town. I graduated in 2006 from Eastside High School. I love the east side. I love the people, the style, and the culture. It really is its own community.

The biggest blessing in my life has been my strong family. The role my parents, and my extended family, have played in helping me become the person I am now is impossible to put into words. Having such a strong family supporting me is such a big advantage and I certainly don't take it for granted.

I always had great friends growing up. Thankfully, I still do. As a kid, I always enjoyed playing sports, riding bikes, and playing video games with my friends. I'm so blessed to have been surrounded by such great friends throughout my life.

The Paul of Today

I am a student at the University of Florida. I am in my junior year. My major is Journalism. I love being a Florida Gator. It has always been my dream to go to school here.

Another important thing to know about me is that I am a Christian. My faith is a huge part of my life, and it defines who I am. I am very proud of this. I enjoy learning more and more about God and His plan for me every day. He does great things and I am forever indebted to Him.