Ivyz Fuentes

Hey everyone, My name is Ivyz (Pronounced with an E) . I am 19 years of age but will soon be turning 20 on October 16. I’m from Brooklyn and have lived here my entire life. I am the oldest of six kids, three brothers and two sisters plus me. My siblings and mother are my biggest motivators, they’re the reason why I’m actually in college and striving to be the best that i can possibly be. I like to listen to music and just sit back, relax and have a good time even if its just a day in the house. This summer I didn’t really do much but start packing boxes to move into my new apartment, went to the pool, hung out with my boyfriend and spend time with my nephew.

Since this is my first time being in college I don’t really know how i feel about it. I still don’t know my way around the school but hopefully by next week or so I’ll get the hang of it. My expectations for this semester is to get through is with little bumps on this road possible for the simple fact I’m the type of person to stress over everything, even the little things. I hope to meet new people/friends because I honestly don’t have many. Hopefully I learn everything there is to know about each and every one of my classes. My Career goal and biggest desire in life is to become a successful therapist for sexually abused and depress kids/teens. I feel like I can make a big impact in someones life if I can help them get through a situation or situations they have been through (or still possibly going through) .

My Weakness as a writer is that sometimes i don’t know how to start or end my essays or sometimes I don’t have enough ideas to even form one. What I like about writing the most is that I can use it to express myself. When I was in fifth grade I actually wrote a paper for a magazine called ‘Voice’. It was basically an article about what wish would I ask for if I could have a wish granted and my wish was for my little brother whom has brain damage to no longer have it.

I believe that happiness starts within. That in order for you to be happy with anything you have to be happy with yourself. To me happiness means that you’re satisfied. I feel like it’s a choice like there’s so many people in this world that knows what it is to be happy but choose not to be. Happiness involves positivity, fulfillment, love, pleasure, well-being and ect.. If you go into any situation being negative or hateful of course you wont be satisfied with the results and if you aren’t satisfied then you’re not going to be happy.If you aren’t happy with yourself then how is it possible to be happy with anything else. That’s like going shopping finding a nice shirt trying it on and you aren’t happy with what you see in the mirror, why? Not because now the shirt isn’t nice to you anymore but because you don’t like the way it looks on you because you aren’t happy within.