Bulletin Board Material

{When I interview someone for a project, there’s usually pages of notes, and not all of the important information can fit into an article or a blog post. So, on the third Wednesday of every month, I’ll present to you Bulletin Board Material, which will be a short thought from that month’s interview that you can print out, tape on your mirror or refrigerator or your school locker to remind you of the important stuff. Here you go…}

“I never let anyone take my dream away from me. I had a passion and I knew what I wanted and I would never let anyone take that away from me. I knew how hard I was willing to work for it. I think that helped me with my adversities later in life. In college, it wasn’t always roses and gold medals, but I used it as fuel to motivate me to keep pushing. I knew who I was and that’s all I could ask of myself. Do the best that I could do.

That’s how I approached cancer… the stuff that I did have control over, I did to the best of my ability. I tried to keep pushing myself to my limit, because I knew there was my end goal. I would always set goals for myself, when I accomplished a goal I would set new ones. Seeing what I could contribute to make our team better or to go from a B to an A in class.”

–Amanda Weaver