The pictures above are small decorations that I have on one of the shelves above my desk. I thought these decorations are truly symbolic of my first semester in college. The phrases “Be Kind,” “Be Brave,” “Stay Humble,” and “Work Hard” are some of my core values that I strive to live by. For example, coming to Ohio State from a relatively small high school– with seventy people in my graduating class– I was overwhelmed to say the least. I soon realized that in order to live my college experience to its fullest, I must be brave and try new things. In order to branch out and make new friends, I must always be kind and stay true to who I am. In my future years at Ohio State, I want to continue following these life mottos because I believe it will introduce me to new people and new activities I may not have expected to be a part of.