This is basically a letter to everyone in my life (which extends from friends, family, to teachers, coworkers, bosses, etc.). This is a homage to every individual who has taught me something – this is a homage to all of you individuals who have paved this path of life that I continue to walk. This is a dedication to each and every one of you who have taught me to fight the fight, and who make life worth living.
To my parents, to my siblings, to my violin teachers, to my school teachers, to my Sunday school teachers/youth group counselors, to my friends, to my extended family, to my mentors, to everyone who knows the in’s and the out’s of me, to all of you who put a smile on my face, to my readers. Thank you.
Thank you for being who you are in my life. Without all of the lessons that I am taught every single day, I would not be who I am.
To those who have wronged me, who have taken advantage of me at some point, who have made me feel like nothing, thank you to you, too. If I did not go through what I have gone through, I would not have come out on top. I would have not felt the need to speak up for the next generations to come.
I consider everything a teachable moment and in a sense, I consider everyone a teacher and mentor. If you have good advice to share with me, I will call you my teacher. If you teach me something valuable such like a skill at work for example, you are my mentor.
My mother teaches me something new each and every day – the biggest things that she teaches me on a daily basis is to always stay strong, keep within your faith and have patience. My father teaches me to be hardworking, to be nice to everyone and to treat them like your own (my dad has built an empire through his small business and has networking down to a T), my siblings teach me to not be naive and to not think that the world revolves around me. The love of my life has taught me more lessons than I can count, and my friends do that too, whether they all know it or not. And don’t get me wrong, I’ve had SO many awesome teachers/mentors ranging from pre-school to college, to the workforce.
THANK YOU! Thank you all.
Thank you all for always believing in me and for always teaching me to go through life with a big smile on my face, even in the lowest of lows. I am a fighter, I am a survivor.
And guess what, you are too.