"I am not sure where this new direction will take my life though I am positive it will include its share of sacrifice and difficulty, most of which falling squarely on Marie's shoulders. Despite this, however, I am equally positive that this new direction will, in the end, make our lives fuller, richer, and more meaningful. My voice is calling me in a different direction. It is up to me whether or not to listen" (Krakauer 159)
"From the age of three, Pat loved to climb and swing from trees. As he grew older, his fascination with high places led him to scramble on the boulders and crags that bristled from hills above his home" (Krakauer 101)
"At the end of their first semester at ASU, both Tillman and Cseresnyes received As in their respective math classes, and Pat excelled in his other classes as well, earning a 3.5 grade point average. During his second semester it improved to a 3.81. The semester after that, in the fall of 1995, he received an A in each of his five courses, for a perfect 4.0 GPA" (Krakauer 75-76).
My family is very important to me. I have four siblings, two parents, and a dog. I like spending time with my family and hanging out with everyone when they're home.
I've been playing sports my whole life. My favorite sport is basketball, but I used to play baseball and soccer. I also like to lift weights and stay fit when I'm not playing sports.
One thing I always strive to do is get smarter. Outside of school, I try to educate myself from watching YouTube videos and reading the occasional book to learn new skills or ways of looking at things.
I do my best to be kind to everyone I meet. Being a kind person is not a very hard thing to do and it goes a long way.
I dedicate a lot of my time to helping out my community. In the past couple of years I got involved with the Special Olympics and volunteering at a gym geared toward athletes with various physical and mental disabilities.