At this point in my life I've made it too far to turn back. Too far to give up. As a young pacific-islander from Oakland, CA, You wouldn't think at first glance that I've been through all that I have. Seen all that I've seen. Life hasn't been easy, and there have been countless times where I just wanted to turn it all off. To go to sleep and just not wake up. But the thing is, I didn't no matter how difficult, no matter the circumstance, no matter the obstacle. I kept going, even when my own family wasn't. And I'll be damned if I stop now! I'm so proud of who I've become and all I've learned to be, flaws and all. I did it, and I'm gonna continue to do it all!