Me and my beautiful mother

Graduation is a big step, whats next?

I am so proud of myself because I have done so many things and I have grown to an amazing and mature young lady. I was born in Detroit with what most would call a picture perfect family. I later moved to Oak Park where I currently stay and love to this day. I have always had my mom and dad in my life and that is why I believe I have made it this far. I also try real hard to be a role model for my brother who is sixteen and going to be doing what I am doing in a few years. I never was the kid who followed what everyone was doing, I always wanted to be different. Peer pressure was never an issue because I was taught to have my own mind and use my head in all situations. Another reason why I think I have been so successful is because of my strong faith in God. I was brought up in the church and never left the church. Its very important to me to have God in my life no matter what anyone else thinks or says. Now that I have graduated from Oak Park High School with honors, I constantly think about what my life will be like. I know I will be successful no matter what, but there are so many dreams I have that I want to achieve. Most would say I have a lot of confidence in myself and I really think that is key in life. It has taken a lot of hardwork to get to this point and I don't plan on stopping. Yeah, you might be thinking I have a perfect life because I live in the suburbs, have excellent grades, have been known as the good girl, and I have a beautiful family, but your all wrong. I go through things just like you but its not always about the past it is about the future, so I choose to think positive and try to surpass all of the negative things. Just in case your curious I plan on attending Hampton University in the fall and majoring in communications or something related to that. My career goals are to be an Advertising Account Executive and own my own clothing store. Most of all my main goal is to just be successful and healthy in life. Everything else like the material things is just an accessory I can bring along. I just want to make a difference in the world and that would make me happy.

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Rachael says ... on Thursday, Jun 26 at 5:47 PM

Yo go girl. It's so good to see ayoung girl stay focused on whats important and not get side tracked by men or her girlfriends. What a breath of fresh air you are. You should consider going into a field where you give advise to young adults. Thanks

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