I am many things.
I am a Scientist, a Doubter, and a Questioner. I believe that the best question to ask is “Why?” and the best follow-up is “Prove it.”
I am a Jack of All Trades, but I hope to master One. I am an Artist, a Musician, and a Writer. My tools are pencils, pianos, and laptops. My hands are my life.
I have Goals, Ambitions, and Dreams; my whole life is ahead of me.
I have walked a long road to get where I am, and I see that I have a long way to go. I recognize that the first step down any path is more important than the ten million that follow it. I have Bitten the Bullet, Put my Head Down, and Done What Needed to be Done. I have worked hard to get where I am, and I am prepared to work harder to get where I want to be.
I have been to The Edge, I have stared into The Abyss, I have walked The Line, and I am better as a result. I have wrestled with my Demons, and I have won more often than not. I have heard the Voice of Madness, but I did not submit.
I believe that the Darkness within me defines the Light that I project.
I am full of Insight and Knowledge, yet I realize that I know nothing.
I have felt the exuberance of Love and the pain of Loss, yet I remain vigilant and strong.
I have the power to change exactly two things: myself and the world. All other things are trivial.
I value two things above all others: Family and Friends. If you cross me, you will be forgiven. If you cross one of them, I will show you a world of pain you never thought existed.
I look out at the world and see Torture and Suffering, Evil and Hatred, Corruption and Despair. I see War, Conquest, Famine, and Death. I see what wrong with the world, and I see that I am powerless against much of it. I look at myself, at everything about myself, and see that I am insignificant, that there are many people better than me; better writers, better artists, better survivors. Yet in spite of all of this, I remain strong, for I have something that keeps me going, that gets me out of bed, that makes me know that life is good: