1. If there were three things that I hold close to myself, it would be sports, family, and the ability to overcome. Sports have influenced my entire life and kept me on track. Sports in general, wrestling especially, gives me something to drive for. I am someone who sets goals and meets them the best I can. Athletics and staying active as a whole has kept me pushing forward to better myself. I fight with my family. All the time. But I would never trade them in. They mean the world to me no matter much we argue. They have supported me through thick and thin. Through the best of times and the worst of times. I know whatever happens, they will be there for me. Lastly, the ability to overcome has always played a huge rolle in my life. In life, there are always hard times, but I believe how someone recovers is the best way to see their true character. The way in which people get up after being knocked down reveals what they are really made of and how strong their drive is to move forward.
2. I don’t know exactly how I will convey my beliefs in a box quite yet, but I have a few ideas. I want something to show how much family and friendship means to me. To do this, I could use a gift from a friend or something me and my friends do together, such as a game board piece possibly. Also, I want to display how I expand my horizons. Traveling, opening up to new experiences, meeting new people. These are all things that I also hold close. I could use a stalactite I brought home from Bermuda or a volcanic rock from Arizona. Another thing that I would like to show is something along the lines of nature. I could use moss or a picture I have taken. But I would ideally like to show how much it means to me.