If you would have asked me at 17, where I thought I would be 10 years later, my guess would have been way off.
Growing up I never really had a clear picture, or even a dream for that matter of what I would do, or where I would go in life. School was such a painful experience, I just could never grasp things the way everyone else could. That on top of daily awkwardness, just led to disaster for me. Getting caught up in the wrong crowd, easily influenced by everyone's opinions. It's safe to say I spent a majority of childhood and teens, and then some trying to figure out who I was. I just sort of floated along, trying to fit in, while trying not to at the same time.
I don't remember the exact moment, or what it took to make me realize that it was up to me to take charge, and make my own decisions. It was from that point on that I knew what I needed to do, and that was to work hard, and stay focused on my future.
I have had a job since I was 16, (sometimes 2 at a time),and I struggle every day to reach my goals that I have FINALLY made for myself. I know it is not going to be easy, and I've never accepted the easy ride, but I am proud of where I am in life. Not a day goes by that I don't think about where I came from, and what that has done to help me where I am going.
I am so grateful for the people and experiences I have had in my life, and I can't wait for all the things to come :)
Sorry to get so deep, but I haven't even scratched the surface ;)