It was 17 years ago when I was brought into this world by my mom and my dad. It didn’t take long afterwards for me to realize that I would forever cherish their love and hospitality. It just never dawned upon me that I would one day reflect on life and how I was blessed to have such a wonderful family and such an opportunity to have lived incredibly these past few years. I find that one of the reasons I act and speak the way I do today is due in part to my wonderful parents and brothers. As the third brother, second to youngest, of four boys I was always the one that stood out. I was always told that my mannerisms and behavior was contradicting to my brothers. What I mean essentially, is that, I tend to be more laid back and very open when it comes to almost anything. I have the tendency to find out things for a better understanding of the bigger picture. I find this a bit of a weakness as well as one of my many great strengths. Throughout my life I have gone through many obstacles and have triumphed through each one to become the person I am today. At a very young age, I was diagnosed with “meningitis,” which is basically causes the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord to become inflamed. Through the diagnosis, I was constantly dealing with migraines that felt like I was being struck by a hammer repeatedly and my urine reeked of a sour substance. It was through this time that my mom took care of me, bathed me, and essentially nurtured me back into good health. I also found that through this period in time, that I had inherited traits such as; being caring, loving, and nurturing through my mother. It was definitely a pinnacle and turning point of my life and through that pain I found strength. It has honestly shaped me for the better and has motivated me to never take my life for granted and to cherish every moment of it. To be honest, I remember a time when I thought I would never be able to strike up the courage to do any sort of social interaction and the idea of presentations always scared me. However, after a few years of practice I finally mustered up the courage to take presentations seriously as well as my social interaction with others. Now the idea of presentations and meeting new people excite me. Something unique about me is that I can adapt to almost any type of situation and I have this natural instinct to try and always amuse people anyway I can. Something that I share with other people is the fact that I love to meet new faces and befriending them. Something that I have changed over the course of the year is the way i perceive not only my surrounding, but my life. I learned to just go with the flow and let things take its course while having fun and never feeling any regret in doing so. I feel like by doing this I am able to take life as it’s meant to be taken and that is by doing me and doing things that not only benefit me, but the people around me. It just goes to show that I’m a wild person and that I wouldn’t like to have it any other way. I will definitely reflect upon my life as my life progresses and I will always look back at the little things that have built up around me physically and mentally. All in all, I will always be the fun loving Andrew that always tries to put a smile on people’s faces.