A Portion Of My Past

“I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, my family is from Scotland and my grandmother and her siblings were born in Paisley, Renfrewshire. My family wasn’t rich but we weren’t poor, I always had a roof over my head, food on the table and support from my family. My grandma took me camping all the time, we traveled to Las Vegas, California, Arizona and my favorite was England, London and Scotland! Me and my mom moved around a lot, which I didn’t mind because it was always new scenery and I was constantly meeting new friends. Growing up I went to Whittier Elementary, Hillside middle school, Highland high school for my freshmen year through to a quarter of my junior year and then I switched to East High to finish out my high school days. I graduated high school in 2011, not with the greatest GPA but i did it! After high school I traveled down a bad path, got caught up in the wrong crowd and ended up getting into a lot of trouble right after I turned 18. Before I got into trouble I was trying to get financial aid together to go to college and when I was finally ready is when the trouble hit. The path i choose after high school held me back a good year and I had a really hard time coming to terms with the fact that i was doing something wrong and it was my fault I ended up were I was. I use to say that the courts dug me this ten foot hole, threw me in it and said “get out” but they gave me no resources. After coming to the realization that I and I alone dug that hole, it was definitely a turning point in my life. I also realized I had all the resources I needed to help me. It is now 2014 and my troubles are far behind me, I have learned from the things I did wrong and to me that is huge! So many people get in trouble over and over again and wonder why they are still stuck in that position, so knowing I made a mistake and learned from it has gave me more self confidence then ever before. I ended up dating my high school crush, it has almost been two years since we have been together, we live together and I couldn’t be happier or feel more blessed to have such an amazing man in my life to stand by me like he has. I have been attending college now for a little over a year and I am almost finished with my associates of science degree. My goals from here on out are to achieve a PhD in animal neurology and focus more on exotic/rare/endangered species, open up my own animal shelter and veterinarian clinic. Right now I am also an ibo (independent business owner) for a financial wellness company, Wake up now. I share with and help people save money, manage money, and more importantly make money. I love what I do, I love helping people and I love looking back at my past and knowing just how far i have came! Only up from here!!”


“There’s a time in your life where you’re not quite sure where you are. You think everything’s perfect, but it’s not perfect… Then one day you wake up and you can’t quite picture yourself in the situation you’re in. But the secret is, if you can picture yourself doing anything in life, you can do it.”

-Tom DeLonge


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