I was born on November 5, 1991 in Dallas Texas before moving and spending the first 16 years of my life in Corpus Christi, Texas. I grew up in a strong christian background and was raised in a household with 3 other siblings; 2 younger brothers and 1 younger sister. Ever since a very young age my parents began to see that one of my main recurrent interests was playing and watching as much sports as I possibly could. So by the age of 6 I started playing baseball, basketball, soccer, and even went out and played golf with my father every Sunday. My childhood was filled with fun activities, but as I grew older I started to mature and find out what was important and what interests I desired to pursue further.
In August of 2007, I was 15 years old and was getting ready to start my freshman year at W.B. Ray High School. I knew this was an important step for me because my parents were always stressing the important of my grades and class rank in order to further my education at a University of my choice hopefully. After my sophomore year I had managed to maintain a GPA of 103.9 and was ranked number 4 in my class of 600 people. At this point I was sitting high and was extremely excited to build on what I had accomplished so far.
To my shocking, my parents decided that even though I was doing so well in school that they did not see themselves raising the rest of my siblings in the city we were living in, so in the summer of my upcoming junior year we packed our bags and journeyed 3 hours north to a small town outside of San Antonio called Boerne. I was upset for awhile at my parents; claiming that it was unfair to put me through this in the middle of my high school year, but to no avail. From then on out I realized the only way to make this right was to accept the fact that this was what’s going to happen and make the most of it. It was a struggle for me at first, but in the end I still graduated in the top 6% and got into all the colleges I wanted to get into. Despite my resentment towards my parents for putting me through this, I know it was the right decision for the rest of my family and I am thankful for everything they’ve done to put me in the position I am today.