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Welcome to my home page. Here, you will be able to read about my biography, containing information about my family, interests, and who I am as a whole. If you wish to view of the websites that correspond to aspects of my life, click on the link provided. Links to my semester one and two pages and email address are above.

"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."
- Omar Khayyam

I was born on September 16th, 2000, at St. Croix Regional Medical Center to Les and Lee Borst, a happy couple in their early thirties. Two years later, my parents were blessed with a baby boy, whom they named Layton. Since this time, we have lived in a part of St. Croix Falls rural enough to not have to worry about lookie-loo neighbors, in a cozy farm house built around the year 1860. My mom works as a hairdresser, my dad as an independent HVAC contractor. Since I was little, family has always had animals. I tended to play with the family egg-laying chickens rather than my toys when I was growing up, treating the birds as my best friends. Today, my family and I are joined by three cats, a German Wirehaired Pointer, a single fish, and a young tortoise I call my own. We all get along wonderfully. My family sits down at the dinner table almost every night for a meal, the dog under our feet. We talk about our days as we eat, enjoying each other's company. I love my family, and the close bond we share.

I am a fairly happy person, surrounded by people who love and care for me. I make an effort to give back to the world that has shown me so much grace through involvement in extracurricular activities. I participate in Student Council, Clowns, and Kinship to try to show kindness to younger children, especially those who have not come from such fortunes situations as I have. In addition, I work at The Drive-In during the summer and at Trollhaugen in the winter as an attempt to save up for college. In my free time I like to spend memorable moments with my family and my tortoise. I am interested in photography and art, and pass my unoccupied occasions partaking in such activities.

Tending to think very rationally, I view the world as a continuous cycle of birth, fulfilling a role in society, inevitable death. My outlook on life drives me to be very precise and determined both in and out of school, pushing me to get the most out of occurrences in my life. This being said, I am not a big fantasist. I do not have any set goals for myself in the future, as I do not know what I want my occupation to be, where I would like to live, or when I will graduate from school. All I know for sure is that I aspire to live happily, and to appreciate all I can do for the world.

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
- George Bernard Shaw

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Updated 11/08/2017