My road in life has been direct.
During her first semester of college, her father died unexpectedly.
Before that, her childhood had been relatively free of conflict; after her father's death, she says "everything seemed bad."
She returned to school and told her professors that she couldn't study for her midterms.
Her professors told her, "No, you're not going to get a free pass; you're going to take these tests tomorrow."
Those professors taught her that in life, you have to keep moving, because no one is going to stop and wait up for you.
She went on to get her master's degree in business; always planned to work at a for-profit company.
However, she heard about a YouthBuild program starting in her city and decided to join; from her very first day on the job, she "felt like she was home."
Encourages young adults to set realistic goals, find mentors who can advise them on how to achieve those goals, and then relentlessly follow their advice.
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