Rhode Island, United States
Born and raised in Rhode Island I always felt there was more to life than my small state let on.
As a child I was hungry for knowledge and attention, always striving to be the best at everything academic. After years of living my life this way I was struck down in middle school. I was surrounded by people just as book smart as I was, some even smarter. I was way out of my league and everybody knew it.
In high school I decided to try one more time at that life, I got all As and Bs my first semester and joined the debate team at my school. I thought I was back in charge, but I really wasn't. I fell off the horse in sophmore year and immediantly fell apart as both a student and myself. I spent the next 3 years in a deep depression.
In my senior year I transferred to a new school, but nothing really changed. I had fought so hard and I was so tired that I decided to drop out. That was the best decision I have ever made for myself. With the extra time I was given I took the spring to think about my life and my choices and how I could make up for all my lost time. I haven't quite figured that out yet, but I do know I want to make something of myself. I was born to be more than a statisc, more than a test score, more than a sum of books read, I was meant to so much more than all of that.
Now I am in my second semester at CCRI, majoring in Fine Arts and looking forward to the future, hoping to transfer to one of my dream schools (SAIC or Columbia College) and major in writing. I want to be a published writer. I also want to work in retail and teach. I know there is a bigger world out there and I want to get to it. I can't wait to see you all there!