Stories are essential for survival. They are our dreams of adventure, romance, mystery, and more. They inspire us in ways that we cannot always understand. Most importantly, they are what connects us. It is my mission to put these experiences (both true and fictional) coherently on a piece of paper and to inspire those who hold the same sense of purpose. It's also my mission to eat as many blueberry pies as humanly possible. Nevertheless, the day I can say, "mission accomplished," is the day I can die happily.