All my life I have had amazing friends. I think this is because, for some reason, I was never afraid to seek out friendship with people who seemed out of my league. I’m a little shy, but I was raised to understand that it doesn’t matter how attractive, popular, or intelligent a person is, on the inside they still need the same friendship and encouragement that everyone else does. And so, when I have seen amazing people that I wanted to know better, I have taken the risk and tried to get to know them better. I can honestly say that for those few that I knew were amazing, I have always been able to connect. And those friendships have been the most important thing in my life.