"I'm more of a glass half empty kind of person and I've come to except that. At the same time I've come to understand that life requires both half empty and half full. I'm most optimistic about the prospect of becoming my true self. It sounds so cliche but Oprah Winfrey has always been a huge influence on my life growing up. I've learned that everything happens for a reason. My goal is to learn from everything in life. 

The toughest situation I've been through would be two years ago today, March 6th. It was when I moved to New York. I work for a luxury home furnishing brand and a week before Christmas I was given the bad news that my store was closing and I would be out of a job that I loved. Luckily, I got some news that they were offering me a transfer. Prior to March 6th I had three weeks to find an apartment and move with little to no money. Those three weeks were full of so many emotions. My mother was my saving grace and helped me move with the little money she had. She knew it meant a lot to me, that I was following my passion and here I am today."