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Despite English being his only language, he spelled "hammer" wrong TWICE due to his lack of formal education! Yet, he could build a pool complete with a filtration system and turn tomato bushes into 6-foot tall trees! 


In honor of his ability to create without a teacher, I dedicated myself to learning multiple new skills throughout my life.

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While doodling daydreams in class, I wondered, "How far can this go?" My first purchase of art supplies was $30.63, and I held no expectations other than to keep improving.


So began waking up at 5:00 AM for five years to paint before work despite selling nothing! Yet, I persisted, moving forward one step at a time.

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