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"I love being on stage in shows. It’s like you can go into a different world and be someone you’re not and escape your everyday drama and trouble."

If your life was a story what would be its title? Probably… well, what would you say? ME? I’m not asking me!  Well, I’m asking you. Right now, the title is Story Collector. But let’s get back to you, this isn’t about me.  What was the happiest moment of your life? I don’t know if I’ve had a really stand out moment that’s been the happiest, but I love being on stage in shows. What shows have you been in? Sweeney Todd, Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof and right now I’m in Willy Wonka. What do you love […]

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What advice would you give a whole bunch of people?

"Try to find connections with other people. That can lead to so many things.

And you don’t need to fill any moment of space with something else."

What was the happiest moment of your life? The one that comes to mind is biking to the most remote location I know and wandering around through the woods on this big hill and finding this dock picnic table with a boat hitch. Sitting there in what felt like the middle of nowhere even though I really wasn’t. There was a little stream and a little marsh. I felt independent because I discovered a place I had never heard about. That was the summer I was working through feelings of leaving high school and going to college. I was glad […]

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What was your saddest moment?

"The death of my grandmother. I’ve never knew anybody close to me who has died before that. I was sort of naive to the situation. I didn’t really understand how serious it was. Then when it happened it was sort of shocking and hard for a while."

What was your saddest moment? The death of my grandmother. I’ve never knew anybody close to me who has died before that. I was sort of naive to the situation. I didn’t really understand how serious it was. Then when it happened it was sort of shocking and hard for a while. If your life was a story what would be its title? Hope and Courage. I like to do things that are a little more adventurous and sometimes out of my comfort zone. I think that takes courage and not being afraid to get out of your comfort zone. […]

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She’s a junior in high school and she is drawn to chemistry and biology. But, she has this other passion for photography and art and travel.

This story is narrated by the stranger-friend who met her at the “Meet a Stranger, Make a Friend,” First Fridays event. She grew up in Indiana, but she has traveled all over the world including two places where I have never been but would love to see. One, to China, and two to Hawaii. If your life was a story what would be it’s title? The adventure. Because I like to travel and I’ve been to a lot of places. She was saying that she is really interested in a career that allows her to travel around the world, maybe […]

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If your life was a story what would its title be?

"Strength

Throughout my life I have become stronger because of the situations I’ve come through."

If your life was a story what would its title be? Strength Throughout my life I have become stronger because of the situations I’ve come through. Is there a particular situation that has made you stronger? I think coming here from Mexico five years ago. What else has made you stronger? Tolerance. Needing to talk to people, reach out to people. Here there are lots of people from different cultures and backgrounds.  Sometimes they don’t understand me, or I don’t understand them. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? “Never give up your dreams.”  

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¿Cuáles serían los capítulos en el cuento de tu vida?

"El Antes, El Comienzo, y El Después. El antes sería cuando era rebelde. El comienzo sería empezar una nueva vida, y el después sería vivir en harmonía y paz."

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What would the chapters be in the story of your life?

"The Past, The Beginning, The After. The past would be when I was a rebel. The beginning was the start of a new life. The after was living in harmony and peace."




¿Si tu vida fuera un cuento, cual sería su título? Nueva criatura ¿Y por qué? Porque he vuelto a nacer y ahora las cosas son diferentes. ¿Como eras antes? Era muy rebelde. ¿Cuáles serían los capítulos en el cuento de tu vida? El Antes, El Comienzo, y El Después Puedes describir cada uno un poco? El antes sería cuando era rebelde, el comienzo sería creer, y el después es lo que creo. ¿Los puedes describir con mas detalles? La rebeldía sería vivir las penas, el comienzo sería empezar una nueva vida, y el después sería vivir en harmonía y paz. […]

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"I was kind of one of those girls in school that didn’t have a lot of friends and sat by herself at the swing set. During my first year of middle school I met another girl and she walked me to the table and invited me over. Ever since then we’ve been friends. And it has been a blast."

If your life was a story what would be its title? Pretty generic. I would say, “A Girl From Goshen High School” What would be some of the chapters of the book? Meeting new friends. The friend that I came with today, she is one of the only reasons my life is as happy as it is right now. Could you say more? How does she help? I was kind of one of those girls in school that didn’t have a lot of friends and sat by herself at the swing set. During my first year of middle school I […]

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What was the best advice you were ever given?

"To enjoy my children while they’re young and take advantage of every moment to be with them."

I do research for the Horizon Education Alliance a non-profit in Elkhart County. We are looking at improving the educational outcomes of all of our residents. I’m doing the work of evaluating and making sure we’re effective in our work. What was the happiest moment of your life? I couldn’t pick one because I have two kids. So, when both of my children were born. What was the saddest moment? Losing people I love. What was the best advice you were ever given? To enjoy my children while they’re young and take advantage of every moment to be with them. […]

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"¿Si tu vida fuera una historia, qué título le pusieras?

Un Nuevo Comienzo

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If your life was a story, what title would you give it?

A New Beginning"

¿Si tu vida fuera una historia, qué título le pusieras? Un Nuevo Comienzo ¿Por qué? Antes de venir a los Estados Unidos, no conocía a Dios. Mi vida estaba vacía. Habían muchas cosas malas, no me sentía bien. ¿Cuáles serían los capítulos? Mi Niñez, Mi Juventud, Mi Independencia, Conocer a Cristo ¿Podrías hablar más sobre tu independencia? Tuve mi hijo a los 16 años, estuve con su papá por un año. Después nos dejamos y fui madre y padre de mi hijo por ocho años. Yo trabajé, estudié, y ayudé a mi mamá. Ella cuidaba a mi hijo y yo […]

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What would you say would be the title of your life if it was a story?

"Getting Lost.

That’s kind of how I explore life. I don’t really follow maps or anything. I kind of have to do it myself."

What was the happiest moment of your life? The day I got married. Could you tell me more about that day? Well, I was making a commitment to the woman I loved, a lifetime commitment. And I was looking forward to spending the rest of my life with her. What would you say would be the title of your life if it was a story? Getting Lost. Why is that? That’s kind of how I explore life. I don’t really follow maps or anything. I kind of have to do it myself.  What’s the best advice you’ve been given? To […]

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