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“Life is what happens while we are making other plans.”

If someone were to ask me three, even five, years ago where I saw myself being today and compared my response to where I actually am, they would equate many of my life achievements thus far, with those same plans, thoughts I’d said years ago. At 21 years of age, I can truly say I’ve lived my life to the fullest. I am very grateful for the opportunities God has blessed me with; beginning first and foremost with a mother who never gave up on her children or the hope of giving us a better life. In this year alone, I have overcome barriers, created new life, and embarked on a series of new journeys. Now more than ever the old folks saying rings ever more true–“if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” As this year ends, and another inevitably approaches, I remain reverent of God’s presence and power. In regards to my plans for the future, I will continue on with the “five-year plan” and the “ten-year” plan, while also recognizing that life will conspicuously and inconspicuously alter them.

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