Name: Sofie

Social Media Handle/Username: Sofiegarciaaa

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: I am 17 years of age, I live in Texas and I’m currently a senior in high school. I work 2 job and I’m in the works of starting my own business, I plan on attending college after High School and moving out of Texas to get a head start on my life. I am mixed race and I have a big family.

What Inspires You Every day? : Myself and my future goals, growing up my childhood wasn’t the best but my peers around me showed me hard work makes a happy life, watching everyone around me come up from nothing gave me hope for a better future for myself and my siblings. My father and grandfather gave me the most inspiration and hope, my father went through a trans plate and almost lost his life and within 4 weeks was working again, he showed me what it’s like to be motivated and continue to succeed.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: You only lose what you cling to.

What is your ultimate goal in life? : To end the suffer and live a life of peace and fulfillment, I’m Buddhist and our beliefs have a big impact on the way I flourish on my every day life, we say we know life is short but we never really feel it until we’re growing old, I want to be able to live a life my peers couldn’t and show everyone that this is in the moment and sometimes we need to let lose and enjoy the world, it’s so chaotic nowadays we can’t enjoy the beauty of the ground we walk on and I think that’s very important.

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : Man, the pandemic has played such a huge role on me. I lost friends, relationships, even cut off connections with toxic family members. It opened my eyes to not take my everyday journey for granted, I’m young and as apart of the younger generation I feel as if we think we have everything set out in front of us on a gold platter, so when we went through history it really showed us to be grateful more and to enjoy our earth and be kind to one another.

What is a message you would like to give others? : Relax. As a person who has been diagnosed with illness’s and such, sometimes all we need is a little guidance and that one hand to help us find peace in this chaotic world. There’s always beauty in a soul, don’t take your moments for granted and spend more time with your family.

What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: Nothing.

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