I grew up in a family of seven, being the second oldest of five children, I am very close to my whole family and love them dearly. Growing up in a big family had its perks but also its downsides. Getting help for school was not always easy as my parents were often busy with my younger siblings. I have learned to persevere in life and as a result have become resilient in the face of difficulties. Two key ideas that have become a driving force for me are, “If you need help, find it” and “if you make a mistake, learn from it than walk away from it.” Life is too short to live carelessly. I believe in living with intention and learning continuously in life. However, I do also love having fun, I think you can make fun out of any situation, like Mary Poppins said, “with every task that must be done, there is an element of fun.” Most of my life is spent working with children of all needs, they bring me so much joy and help show me how much fun you can have in everything. I especially love to be able to help children believe in themselves, as that has been something I have struggled with since I was young. I want children to see they are so much more than they think, and that their failures don’t define them. I especially love how many creative ways you can work to help someone understand a concept or master something they are struggling with. I want to be a Pediatric Occupational Therapist as a result. I am planning on majoring in health science for my B.A. and then Occupational Therapy for my Masters or Doctorate or both.