I was once told by a man, that I could achieve anything that I put my mind to and if I strive everyday, I could reach my goal. Hello, my name is Daazmen Thompson, I am 15 years old, I am a sophomore at Harmony school of Advancement. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas in a good, Christian environment.
Growing up, my parents always kept me in line, resulting in my polite manners, and respectfulness towards others. One thing that set me apart from everyone was my smile. My smile represents my personality because I love to laugh, be happy, and make people smile. I smile so much that people think that I do not get mad often and it is true. I smile a lot, but once it is time to be serious, I stop smiling and get in “serious mode” because I am a hard worker and I do whatever it takes to get the job done. When I am in my zone, I am focused and tend to shy away from people in order to correctly get the job done. I put dedication into all the work I do knowing that I will achieve my dream in doing so. Besides all the hard work, during my free time I love to workout at Fitness Connection, hangout with my friends, and most importantly, play basketball. Basketball is my passion, I play whether I am happy, sad, but more so when I get frustrated. Playing in the NBA is “alternate” dream, but my number one thing that I see myself doing is being a sports commentator and analysis on SportsCenter. About 2 years ago, I fell in love with the world of sports and from that moment on I have been intrigued. A commentator named Dick Vitale that I admired so much because of his funny personality and he inspired me to become just like him. So from that day forward, I knew what I wanted to do with my life. Last year I went through the hardest time in my life and I was very confused. I had trouble trying to find out who I was, I had no idea who I was or who I wanted to become. Not long after, I found my mentor. At the time, I did not want to listen to anyone’s point of view and I wanted to do my own thing. My family would always tell me I was worth something but I did not believe it because I did not trust people. My friends would always try to be there for me but I