Life is what you make of it, be the change you want to see in yourself. The two most important men in my life are 12 and 16. They are my blood, my lifeline, and the reason for my existence. My sons come before everything in my life, including myself. Family means everything to me, not just the ones who are related by genes, but all those who I embrace in my heart as sisters, brothers, and more. I adapt to a wide variety of situations and social surroundings seamlessly. I have a deep respect for all walks of life, and my goal is to be as open-minded and non-judgmental of others as possible. I find other people fascinating, from the very old woman who I care for as my patient to my best friend who is 7 years younger than me and a guy and gay. Each person I encounter in my life, be it for a brief few seconds of seemingly meaningless eye contact to a deep friendship spanning decades of my life since I was 6 years old, are meant to be a part of me in the time we share. I am sentimental, and treasure memories, flashes of scenes mixed with specific scents and songs. My life moments have lyrics attached to each one. I am an artist, I sketch mainly with lead and charcoal. I have no idea what will show up on a blank sheet in my sketch book until it appears and forms. I love art as the air I breath. Creativity in myself and those I keep company with is essential to me to function properly. I consider myself mufti-faceted. I discover elements of my nature, unbeknownst to me prior on near-daily occurrences. I wish to continue, evolve, and become a person my sons will be proud to call their mother, my family will be proud to call their own, and my friends will be proud to call an essential part of their own lives.