Importance of family

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Walking in the front door, welcomed by the breeze of home freshman Eryn Ishler knew she was happy. Ishler is greeted by both of her parents and she was thankful for her family. Being around the people she loves has always been a key factor in her life.

Growing up, Ishler had a great family that always supported her in what she did. Her parents really shaped her into the person that she is today. Without them, Ishler doesn’t know where she would be.

“My mom and dad influence my decisions by always telling me to think positive and it has really helped me in my life,” Ishler said.

Ishler has always been positively impacted by family but one person has always stood out the most to her. Her dad has always been there for her and pushed her to do the very best that she can.

“My dad’s been my role model for the longest time, he always tells me to do the best I can in everything I do,” Ishler said.

School has always been an important factor in Ishler’s life. She looks forward to going to college and getting a degree in teaching, she has always wanted to become a history teacher. Her family always told her to work towards her goals and choose a job she enjoys.

“The most important lessons I have ever learned in my life is that hard work takes you places,” Ishler said. “And you have to have a work ethic and know that nothing will be handed to you on a silver platter.”

Ever since Ishler was young, she always enjoyed vacations and spending time with her family. Going on vacation every summer was a must in her household that everyone looked forward to.

“My favorite memory with my family is going to Myrtle beach every summer,” Ishler said. “We always stay at the beach all day and then go miniature golfing later that night.”

One memory Ishler remembers clearly was growing up in Pennsylvania with her parents and every now and then getting herself into trouble. Luckily for her, her parents thought it was funny instead of getting mad at her.

“When I was little and lived in Pennsylvania, I ran outside and my mom came and found me with my dogs water bowl on my head,” Ishler said. “It was really funny.”