Everything that I have learned can be traced back to my mother. She has been at my side since day 1, or even before then. Whenever I need help, or just need somebody to talk to, she is always there for me. Whatever projects I sign myself up for, she is there to support and help me reach the final goal. She attended all of my swim meets throughout my swim career. She was at every dance recital behind the scenes to make sure I was ready to perform. She was with me every step of the way when I was getting my Associates Degree in high school. She is now watching me take every step to achieve my dreams of being in the Marriott School. As I have grown older I do more and more by myself, but she is always a phone call away. When I am feeling discouraged or upset she will always tell me how the situation really is. She helps me see a better side to the situation. I love my mom, and she has been an inspiring person in my life since the beginning.