My parents have always been a pillar in my life, supporting me in every way possible. They have had a long, loving relationship, and I will always aspire to be more like them. They've taught me that tenacity, planning, and hard work are keys to a successful life. They've been able to know when to let me face challenges alone, and have also been able to step in during my times of need. Without their love and support, I couldn't possibly have accomplished all that I have.