“The fragility of life is something that should really be embraced. Everyone tends to run away when it comes to thinking about it. They don't want to assess or dive into what it means to live. Life is fragile, anywhere you go.”
“There is good, and there is bad. If you could open yourself up–embrace it all–you can live your life so much better. Just because tomorrow [may not] be as magnificent as today was… you live that day regardless. Living life one day at a time…could make the rest of your life 10 times better. Live each day like it's your last. Go out there, explore…[I’ve] moved everywhere. [I’ve] lived in Louisiana, Florida, Arizona…every state you could think of or remotely drive to, I’ve lived there.
Try something new every day. I like going to different coffee shops and venues, going to the canal and museums downtown—just observing life in general. And I'm just in awe about how beautiful [Indianapolis] is. The city of tiniest gems and you wouldn’t know.
Being a child in the [foster care] system…and a member of the deaf community…helped me realize that it's the little things that matter, not the big and expensive things. It's the fact that you
are able to breathe natural air.
Being a child in the [foster care] system…and a member of the deaf community…helped me realize that it's the little things that matter, not the big and expensive things. It's the fact that you are able to breathe natural air.
I was placed with my aunt as a child, but I [understand] not everyone could get out of the system so quickly…Being in the system helped me decide that after I turned 18, I wanted to depend on me and myself only…[which] has helped me throughout the years in realizing what I wanted, how life values me, and how I value life. Value each and every second of your life, even the bad parts…
Your life is worth living.
Growing up, I didn't really have a place to call home. A home is something that makes you feel comfortable and brings out your true colors. So I will say; within myself, within my spirituality, within my beliefs…
My home is within me.”