Coming from a small town with a population of less than 3,000 people I have always had an urgency to explore this beautiful world that we live in. In 2003 mine and my families lives took a turn in a very un expected way when we sadly learned that one of my older brothers had been diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Since then, I took on a role as the oldest sibling and carried responsibilities that no one should have to bear, much less a teenager. Through that gerastic change I have learned to look at life and appreciate it it through a whole new lense. Life can and usually does change in the blink of an eye, that is why we must have the courage to go after our dreams if given the opportunity. One of if not the greatest blessing one can have is their health, I am blessed enough to have mine and in a sense blessed enough to see someoen whom doesnt because it has made me appreciate life in a whole new sense. I not only live for God and myself, I live for my brother. Everything that I do is in hopes of one day being able to fully provide for him and since he hasn't had the opportunitites that I have due to his illness, I chose to live for him as well. My hope is that through my stories of my experiences of life, he can have a sense of having lived those experiences for himself, even if it is through me and the stories of my life adventures... of our life adventures.