Since I’m now stepping into a world filled with good and bad things, I’m going to try my best to avoid all the bad things in life. There are things that I want like, going to college, and having a good life. I’m not going to get to these things if I start taking drugs, stealing, and doing other things that are harmful to me. In my future and now I want to avoid all the things that will destroy my life. Drugs will make me fall right off my path of excellence and maybe even cause death. The same thing with violence, stealing and all the other horrible things you can think of. I don’t want to do any of those things. What I want is a wonderful life. Not the kind where only good things happen to you, I know bad things happen in life, but I’m going to try to avoid them. Starting now I want to take good opportunities. I want to have good friends, be around my family, and go to school. Those are the things I want, and need. They are part of my life. They’re on my path of excellence waiting for me. And that’s where I want to be, not on the path of failure. There are things that mean a lot to me, like my family and friends. Without them, my life would be a lot harder. Their guidance makes my life a lot easier. My home and my belongings are also very special to me. My home gives me shelter in any weather. My belongings give me something to do besides watching television. Those are the tools I need to get on my path of excellence. NOVA gave me other tools to use. One of the main tools is, saying “no” to all of the things that are harmful to me. My roadmap to excellence has school, a job, family, and good friends. I want and will fly down my path of excellence.