What makes me "me" are the people I surround myself with. I wouldn't be who I am with out a great support system which is my wonderful family and the friends I've been blessed with. I think of a lot of random ideas and dreams and most of them are crazy or out of the box, but I have family and friends who support me and encourage me and are there for me even when they may not believe in it all the way. My drive comes from the feelings I get when I see something good happen from not giving up. I truly believe great things can happen if you put your mind to it. They may not happen exactly when you want them to, but if you keep at it and really believe in it then you have succeeded.
I wouldn't trade the life experiences I've had for anything, the good, the bad, the ugly and everything in between because all of those experiences have shaped me into who I am today. I am by far a "perfect" person. I have my faults, I have my worries and fears and failures, but I keep going and I don't give up because when I give up - then I give up on myself.
I believe we should always be our number one fans. Life is a crazy journey and we only get one so I make sure to LIVE it as much as I can and I'm happy to do that with my wonderful family and friends in my life.
So to everyone who has sent me congratulatory messages and been there for me through my "adventures" thank you, the gift of love and friendship is the best gift anyone can receive. I celebrate this #30underthirty award with you.