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"A well read woman is a dangerous creature"

"We read to know that we are not alone." - C.S. Lewis

I am a bibliophile, which is someone who reads, admires, and collects books. I really started reading in third grade, and was amazed at the escape that books provided.

"True love stories never have endings." - Richard Bach

I am a huge movie buff.

I'm always excited to see the latest hit in theaters, but also love sitting down with a bowl of popcorn to watch a classic. I love romantic comedies, but also enjoy a good animated movie every now and again.

"A No. 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere." - Joyce Meyer

In sixth grade, I was introduced to creative writing.

I was shown something outside of cookie-cutter, recycled curriculum papers. I came to know imagination and originality, and from then on, I was hooked.

"Little girls with dreams become women with vision." - Unknown

Freshman year, I was still new to the district.

And, naturally, I was worried about making new friends. Then, after taking a class called Debate and Tournament Forensics, I emerged with a host of crazy friends and an activity to keep me busy for all of high school.

"Creativity is intelligence having fun." - Albert Einstein

"I don't know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving." - John Green

My ultimate concern is my family.

Their safety and happiness top the list of my priorities. I live with just my mom, but I have a younger sister, Michelle, and we are the two oldest of eight grandchildren

"It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together." - Unknown

I decided my career in fifth grade.

One day, a counselor came to my class, to talk about careers. He handed out sheets of paper, and told us to write down what we wanted to be when we grew up. As my classmates wrote jobs like, "Vet," and, "Firefighter," I thought about the question. Then, I finally scrawled out, "Teacher." My decision hasn't changed since.

"How glorious - and also how painful - to be an exception." - Richard Bach