After high school, I wasn't really qualified to get into any colleges so I decided to join the Army and put in 4 years. Upon completion of my service, I was ready to give education another try and see what would come of it. Not knowing what I wanted to major in, I took a variety of courses and, with the help of Donni Prince at the BIGHORN Golf Club Charities Veterans Resource Center, I got into the class that changed my life. I took English 1A with Professor Tapleshay and my love for literature and English was born. After a few years of ups and downs, I graduated from College of the Desert and will be completing my education in Montana. Thanks to COD, my love and passion was brought out in the form of literature and writing.