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Welcome to my webpage! Here you can find my projects completed in Junior Seminar by clicking on the above links. This webpage also includes a bit about me!

"Everything has a spirit- Honor that."
-Chief Arvol Looking Horse

       My first breath was taken in a small hospital room on March 26, 2002. My mom embraced me in her warm arms as family and friends all greeted me into this wonderful thing called life. We all soon arrived home to a small pink cottage in Saint Croix Falls. I remember growing up with two amazing older sisters and a hardworking mom. My dad only came into my life every other week-end, so I never got very close to him. The pink cottage was never enough room for four girls and big dogs. There was always at least one dog in the house roaming around. The bathroom was always crowded and there was never enough conditioner. At the end of the day though, my mom always made sure there was food on the table and warmth in our hearts. She taught us girls to be caring and thankful for everything we had.
       As my sisters began to go to college, I became more of an individual. I realized that I loved cross country and that it made me feel wonderful. I thought about how much I hated animal cruelty and became a vegetarian (I even experimented with veganism). Art became a big piece of my life and I started to paint daily. Yoga changed from this boring thing to a mindful and relaxing art. For the first time, I recognized how important and beautiful nature was. I started to fight for the conservation of it. I donated to Defenders of Wildlife and spread the word every way I could. While everyone started to get lost in their own lives, I found my own. Mindfulness and being openminded were factors that have majorly impacted my outlook on life. Today, I am openminded if people are happy. I think it is so important for people to be themselves. Being transgender or Muslim or Bi-sexual should not be looked down upon. If one is truly happy, then let them be at peace. My philosophy of life is to live to be fully happy and to not stop others from doing that themselves.
       In my future I would love to move to Australia. This land has always been very dear to me. I love the Native culture and the landforms. It is a very secluded place that almost seems surreal. New Zealand would be my number one place to visit but not to live in because I do not want to add to the urbanization of such a natural place. For college I would like to stay local and focus on environmental conservation. For fun I would love to have classes on Native American studies. I am very excited for my future. I cannot wait to see where my determination takes me.

"An old Cherokee told his grandson, "My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth." The boy thought about it, and asked, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?" The old man quietly replied, "The one you feed."
-Author Unknown

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