Margaret Faliano leader, dreamer, doer

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates


a leader is not one who sets THEMSELVES apart for solitary success. a leader unites and uplifts others, giving them the motivation and encouragement necessary to achieve their goals.

Running is more than just a sport to me, it's a lifestyle that has shaped my character into what I exhibit today.

Since 2014, I have been a distance runner. I joined Crater Cross Country my sophomore year in high school, and it was one of the best decisions of my life. Running has allowed me to shape my personality, my character, and my mental state of mind. Being apart of a program that teaches you how to overcome obstacles, physical and mental, has enabled me to become the strong, independent, and driven person I am today.

Running has embedded the belief in me that, whether you are the winner or loser, you control the effort you output, and you have the ability to succeed.

"Dear Lord, the battles we go through life, we ask for a chance that's fair. A chance to equal our stride, a chance to do or dare. If we should win, let it be by the code: faith and honor held high. If we should lose, we'll stand by the road, and cheer as the winners go by. Day by day, we get better and better. Until we can't be beat - won't be beat." -The Husker Prayer


I am a dreamer, but I break the word's impractical limits. I do not spend my days dreaming of the inconceivable ideas of improbable outcomes. Instead, I dream of the ways I can shape my path that will set me ahead in my future.

I dream of success. I dream of Compassion. I dream of happiness.

With my future, I dream of what impact I will have on the world. I ponder what profession will enable change in the hearts and minds of those around me.

I continue to dream...

With my future, I want to bring a change to the world.

I want others to appreciate the beauty of nature and its preservation as much as I do. I want to explore the possibilities of improving the condition of the world to positively impact the lives of people, generations to come.

I'm an Adventurist

I seek exploration.

I want to venture out into the world and absorb everything I find. Whether it's beautiful sights, or intellectual discoveries, I am an adventurist who yearns to obtain new experiences that expand the limitations of my mind.

I am a Nature-Lover

"Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher." - William Wordsworth

I look towards nature to teach me how to appreciate the beauty in my life. From the smallest whisk of wind, to the trembling rumble of thunder, I embrace all aspects of nature, and the wonders of its making.

I am an Optimist.

"Happiness isn't something that depends on our surroundings. It's something we make inside ourselves." - Carrie Ten Boom

Even on the darkest of days, I look towards the bright side of any situation. I ignite happiness in those who surround me, through the sharing of kindness and laughter, and I will continue to do so throughout my life.

"If there's the slightest chance that something you do can make that person smile, then that smile, is worth more than what everyone else can don in that moment." - Stephen A. Dantes

I Want to make a difference in those around me.

I am a DOER

I create memories to look back on.
I find ways to make others smile.
I bring spirit to the places I go.
I befriend the outsiders.

I am Margaret Faliano

and I want to make a change

Created By
Margaret Faliano


All photos are of my possession.

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.