Everyone says it's hard being a teenager. Everyone says it's hard being an adult. But what about that awkward space of time between the two? How does one person manage college, work, and relationships all at one time? I don't kw about everyone else, but I did it very badly. Starting my first job at a fast food pizza restaurant, I build new friendships and from there, my life changes. The people I meet help me leave my naive self behind in search for something else, something more daring and bold. But I don't kw what I'm searching for. I don't kw how to find the confidence I need. I don't kw how to find a purpose in this life that always feels like it's heading towards dead ends. It's time to face some new experiences. It's time to do something stupid for once and experience what things there are in this world that I've been missing out on. It's time for change.
Hello, my name is Andrea Smith, and after many indecisive years, I've decided that writing is what I would love to do with my life. I've spent my life in Louisville, Kentucky, trying to find the one thing that I enjoy enough to make into a career. I went through my years of school in advanced classes, thinking that by putting the work in and being smarter than the rest, I would have a great life after college. Needless to say, I was wrong. I went to DuPont Manual High School and studied as an art major, and while I was good at it, I couldn't picture myself having any sort of job where I could actually support myself with my art. I searched for a career I felt confident with until I discovered the world of baking at Sullivan University. There, I received my Associate's Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. I became a certified pastry chef through the American Culinary Federation. And what did that get me? A job at a fast food pizza franchise. The misfortunes of my life have created my need to write. While I always hated writing in school, I never stopped reading and always wished to write something of my own that was as brilliant as the books I desperately clung to all these years. Not until recently did I realize that writing what I wanted was much more enjoyable than writing what the teachers assigned, and now I know that I don't have to write like the authors I read to be considered a 'decent' author. I have my own ideas to write about, my own stories to tell. I'm just trying to see where that takes me.