Patience, perseverance, determination, dedication, desire. These five words have been a staple in my life for the past several years as I regained proper footing after graduating college. At this point in my life, almost 5 years post-grad, I am happily engaged to a strong, independent woman who supports and encourages me to be my best self. I made the decision to return to school to pursue a degree in Aerospace Engineering and will be starting in the Fall of 2017. It's a huge leap for me as I hardly remember long division, but it is a good step forward toward a greater journey. My passions for the Sea and Outer Space have always been more of an unattainable dream as I have never, until this current chapter in my life, had the confidence or the conviction to make that dream a reality. I couldn't and can't achieve this goal without the support and monetary assistance of my friends, family, and others, so if you feel compelled to help launch (see what I did there?) my career as a Rocket Scientist, please consider donating to my GOFUNDME (coming soon - until then, I'm available for hire with photo, video and web design). Thank you for believing in me.