Dreams can distract us from our reality; although, all dreams can become reality through determination, persistence and a little bit of hard work. Growing up I use to always dream of being a star, I would tell myself ‘One day you will be on that red carpet, you will show the world what you are made of.’ Being someone everyone knows is a dream I have not yet let go of. If I could have any job in the world doing what I love I would be to have my own talk show where I could help empower women, empower people. As I grew in age I realized life is not all rainbows and butterflies, life is hard. Sometimes I had to sleep in the car because we did not have gas to get home, or the time I was homeless as a freshman in high school how I was so embarrassed because I did not have a home. Watching my mother struggle in a sense gave me strength, it made me see how hard I have to work in order to get where I need to get in life. It breaks my heart seeing kids struggle because I was once that struggle kid, the kid who did not have the will power to live. I understand my dream is going to take hard work and effort but I willingly because I am not only working at it for myself but for other kids like me.