I’ve never felt like I’ve really quite fit in anywhere and in a way, I feel like that helps make me Original. In addition, when I was ten I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis with complications of congestive heart failure; early on in this process, from prescribed medication, I developed scars in different places on my body. I see my scars as Warrior Princess marks. As a result of my experiences with everything, medical and non-medical, I have the opportunity of having a different perspective and appreciation of life, as well as being able to connect with other people and encourage them through their personal hardships.
Many times I have noticed it’s a result of me living my life the best I can, with a positive attitude. I feel like being original is not necessarily having it all together or being perfect, because I don’t and I’m not, but I’m trying to be the best me, and that’s something, that’s original. I never give up. I look at the simple things in life and remember that there are others who are having hard times. I pick myself up, keep living life, serving God, and encouraging others through their own personal battles. I know that if I can make it this far, they can make it too!