Written By Zoe Krey, 2013 Taylor’s Gift Scholarship Winner
Zoe is a proud 2013 Taylor's Gift Scholarship winner from Metea Valley, Illinois. She is a freshman at DePaul University pursuing a degree in Political Science in hopes of adding a minor in professional writing in her future. She is an organ donor and encourages others to become donors as well. Zoe can't wait to continue on her journey to obtaining a degree, making new friends and learning so much about life in the process.
As I head off to college this fall, my world and surroundings are about to take a complete 360 degree turn. I’m so excited to start living on my own, make new friends, and be challenged academically, but with this excitement comes the challenge of ultimately staying true to who I am. I have the ability to reinvent myself in a place where no one knows anything about me.
However, I know that through my faith, I will continue to outlive myself through every step of the way. I will strive to make a difference in my new surroundings just as I have in my old. I will foster positive relationships with those around me. I will continue to be completely and utterly the best possible version of myself. To ‘Outlive Yourself’ is to think beyond your own perspective and to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. I can’t wait to experience so many new things this year and learn about so many different outlooks on life.
Outlive Yourself: In My Life