My life has been an adventure. Sixteen years ago I was born to the loving parents of Angela Bainbridge and Aaron Shannon. A month after my second birthday my brother was born. We grew up in the small town of St. Croix Falls Wisconsin. We lived in a cozy house right on the outside of town. There is where I learned how to walk, run, ride a bike, and how to be a respectful person. About eight years ago my parents got divorced. It was a hard time for my family. But it got better. Seven years later my mom got remarried to the perfect person for her. My family grew by four. My step-dad has three daughters, one who is my age, one who is fifteen, and another who is thirteen. I currently live in two different homes. One that I have always lived in, in St. Croix Falls, and another in Milltown, Wisconsin. My mother lives in Milltown and my father lives in St. Croix Falls. My father has a girlfriend who has a daughter who is in college that still lives with us.
Throughout my life I have gone through many sports. In first grade I joined hockey. I love to play hockey and wish I still could. In fifth grade I joined softball. I hated it. I only played that year then I quit. In eighth grade I joined volleyball and stuck with it. I was in sports up until I have bunion surgery. Bunions are a genetic gene in the women of my family. Most of the women in my family did not start having pain with them until they were forty. Well my pain started when I was only eleven. It was painful to skate while I played hockey because the hockey skates are so narrow and have no cushion unless you want to pay hundreds of dollars for skates that you would grow out of by next season. We finally made a decision to get surgery when I would come home from school with bruised feet. I got the surgery the summer before I started high school. I could not play volleyball my freshman year because I was still in a walking boot but I was determined to play hockey. I went to the first practice and I could not even make it through warm ups without my feet hurting so bad I could not walk. I ended up having to quit playing hockey because it was just way to painful. My sophomore year I played volleyball but evened up quitting because I got a job. I work at Valley View Veterinary Hospital as a Kennel Assistant. Which means I walk, feed, and take care of animals that are boarded there.
I want to become a veterinarian when I graduate high school. Currently I want to go to the University of Wisconsin- River Falls until I need to transfer to a vet school, which will probably either Madison or Twin Cities. After I graduate college I will work at a local Vet Clinic until I have enough money to open my own business. I am very determined to accomplish this goal because I have been told that I will never become a Veterinarian because it is too much schooling and too expensive.