After 33 years I finally decided who I am and what I want to be when I grow up. I am a mother, sister, daughter, race fan, hard worker, hard headed, independent, stubborn, kind hearted, and a friend. Family is something that is very important to me. I have been taught this my entire life, but until I had kids of my own I didn't fully understand how important family actually is. I grew up on a farm in Arkansas and was always around family which will make a person take family for granted. After moving here with three children and no one around that I know, it made me truly understand how nice it is to have family around to help out. One major thing I miss about the south is the Friday and Saturday nights we spent racing cars. It was time that my entire family spent together. There are friends and competition at the tracks. Just like in every hobby or experience, there are memories that are made every weekend at the track. Racing is a very expensive hobby. That is one of the few reasons I decided to major in Petroleum Engineering. There will always be drilling for gas or oil, even if it is in another country. After working in a coal mine and seeing men that worked in mines their entire lives and only need a couple years to be able to retire with the union benefits not be able to find a job because of their age scared me. I didn't want that to happen to me. That is why the biggest goal in my life right now is to get done with school and eventually work for a company that I won’t have to worry about closing after a few years of working there.