A defining principle in my life is hard work. I’ve always been in the mindset that I can work through this. I always want to rely on myself to be strong. Something that guides me is that I want to feel free. I’m making my own decisions. I’m living the life I want to live. I’m doing things that make me free - that don’t tie my down. I don’t want to do anything that makes me feel like I owe anyone anything or I’m doing something because I have to. Feeling free. I’m enough. I’m strong for myself. I’m self-reliant. Those principles really drive me. That’s my strong side and I think in career and life that comes out a lot but I definitely have a softer side where I’m always feeling like I’m understanding people. I think that’s what drove me to a career in journalism. I always want to understand things. Once I’m interested in something I really want to know. I have that strong side but also that emphatic side, wanting to feel that I am relating to something that makes me feel connected.