My life has been pretty good but I have had a few troubles, just like everyone else; the only difference is how we deal with these troubles. I did not really remember much for the first nine years of my life. When I was younger it was only my mom taking care of three kids, and if you ask me, she did an amazing job.

I lived in the same house until I was in the 4th grade. When we lived there, I was outside all the time because all the kids from up the street would come down and we would play a bunch of different games like football or tag, but before I could start 5th grade we moved to the house that I live in now. There were barely any kids on my street when we moved there, so I was inside all the time and I did not know anyone around me to go outside with. That year I finished elementary and I lost all contact with my friends that summer, so I did not leave the house much. Then I started middle school. I got my first girlfriend and lost my first girlfriend, but it's ok because we stayed good friends.

My greatest influence in life is my grandpa Mike. He was definitely my father figure. My dad left when I was young and I only remember seeing him once, but as I got older I started looking up to my grandpa more and more. I was around him all the time. He took me to our cabin a lot and taught me all the things that need to be done around the cabin, like using and fixing the tractor and how to hook up different machinery to it to do different things. He taught me to build fences and use a chainsaw and a bunch of different skills. He told me that when he was in the military he was a demolition expert. My grandpa has taught me most of the skills I know today and I hope he keeps teaching me.