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The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy. There are many reasons why I chose to look at the cup as half full rather then half empty.

Born in to a family full of drugs and alcohol, I some how knew that my life would change. When I was seven years old my birth mother realized she could not take care of my sister and I. There was a great lady that was once my mom’s teacher, she opened her home and most important her heart to us. She welcomed us as we were her own and loved us just the same. From that day on I could not help but to understand there were much more I was suppose to do and all I have to do is keep head up and keep my dreams alive.

Starting elementary at the age of seven was a tough and rough challenge for me. I was placed in SLD classes because I started school so late and was far behind my class mates the school though I had a learning disability. Being as determined and positive as I was and most important proving everyone wrong. I excelled in school by the time I got to middle school I was in all advanced classes and only spent two years in Middle school because I was able to skip the seventh grade all together.

Reality hit me hard when I became an adult, but I never for got how to keep my hope and find a goals to reach even when things seemed as if they were not going to get any better. In 2010 I lost a job I had held for years, lost my brand new car, lost my apartment. At this time it was hard for me to keep a more positive out look when it seemed like the universe was against me. For a while I went into a depression, not wanting to hang ut with my friends, feeling sorry for myself. Sitting around wondering why no one would help…...

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