I learned how to shoot when I was nine years old, when I turned 13 I started shooting competitively in local competitions. I eventually moved to national competitions. I shot competitively for about 5 years and continued to shoot intermittently for another two. Archery taught me a lot about myself, and where I wanted to go in life. Although I don’t shoot as consistently anymore I would not go back and change the path that I went on for the world. It gave me friends, discipline, passion and more. I am now a student studying to become a psychology major and work as a nanny if I am not coaching archery or studying.