Hi, my name is Olivia, I am seventeen years old, and my mother is an english teacher. My friends sometimes say that I have a rather abrasive personality, but I like to ensure that I won’t be forgotten. I care about people, probably too much. I want people to know that they can come to me if they ever need someone to listen. I don’t ever judge people, no matter what. I love the performing arts. I perform in any medium I can, on the football field, onstage, or even in cafes. I am very visual and kinetic. Music and performing are my life. I am funky and strange. I do what I like and I look like what I like. I am both logical and spiritual, liberal and traditional, modern and retro. I define myself and no one else, and no one else defines me. I don’t give in to peer pressure, I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, and I never will. I don’t believe in using a foreign substance to produce artificial happiness. I am very spiritual, not religious. I believe that everything is connected but that we are all unique. I believe in hope, in love, and in second chances. I believe that everything happens for a reason, but that we are not controlled by an already planned fate. I believe in the power of the human spirit. I believe in the American dream and that anything is possible. I believe that we go on after we die but that we should live each day with purpose. I am a lover not a fighter, but I will fight (and damn hard) for what I love. I like to live in the moment, I believe in "Carpe Diem" I know sometimes if you don’t go out and just do something, no one will do it for you. I also believe that “whatever doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger.” I make mistakes and do stupid stuff, but I have no regrets, I believe that you shouldn’t regret something if you learned from it. I often tell my friends, “no regrets, only lessons learned."