Don't bother looking up "Ashley" in the Dictionary;
Nothing will be there.
Instead, I implore you to look up:
Because I am hopeful for the future of every community in the world.
Because I am happy to be surrounded by those that I love.
Because I am excited to take part in my future, not later, but sooner.
Because I am scared for the challengs I know I will come to face.
Because I am stressed for the student debt that I will have to repay.
Because I am worried that I won't be able to make myself successful.
Now look up:
Because I know that I will keep trying to succeed because of those who have faith in me.
Because I am deterined to make my family proud of what I've done, what I'm doing, and what I plan to do.
And finally, "Calm"
Because I am calmed knowing that I can only do my best and that if that is not enough, then I am bound for something greater.