Who I Am

Approachable guy yet fiercely loyal, aspiring historian, down to earth know-it-all, iron-willed, and always ready to stand up for my beliefs. Loves to travel and experience the world, and always tries to learn about and understand as much as possible.

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”

– Robert Frost

This has been both the painful and uplifting story of my life. By the time I entered high school I had already worked my way through four different schools and found myself severely behind when it came to academics. In my first week of classes I was given more work than I had received throughout all of eighth grade. To say I was unprepared would be an understatement. I needed to catch up. However, I am not one to only go halfway, I cannot stagnate in the middle, I need to thrive, and so, I did. I put my nose to the grindstone and did more than merely catch up, I worked my way to the top. I became my own worst critic, holding myself to higher standards than anyone else did. I became infamous among my friends for being upset with myself for getting a ninety-five. With this mentality I worked my way into a college in which I believe I can have a bright future. I will work myself to the bone if that is what it takes to reach success. Life never slowed down for me, and so I never had the luxury of taking my time. I had to fight tooth and nail to make my way to the top and make a name for myself. However, at the same time, this struggle has molded me into the person I am today, hardworking and unwilling to settle for less than my own best.