Look Up

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.

And "Scared"

Because I am scared for the challengs I know I will come to face.

And "Stressed"

Because I am stressed for the student debt that I will have to repay.

And "Worried"

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.

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