Hi my name is Alichia Stevens. I’m 16 and live with my dad. For the past two years we’ve had four new additions to our house: my brother’s kids. When they make a mess I know have to clean up after them, but it sometimes gets complicated with me starting school and everything. I get tired of it. At my house I barely get time to myself and when I do it’s when I’m going to bed or when the kids are outside. Even then I have to clean or do homework. I sometimes have problems listening to my dad when he tells me to do something for him, but I end up doing it anyway, every day. But since two years have passed by it’s not so hard. I still want time to do my own thing and when I do I usually spend it thinking about my future, which by the way, is going to college to get my veterinarian’s degree and starting my dude ranch. My friend Tamara and I have had this dream since we were little. I hope my place will be wonderful. I know if it happens that my nieces will love it. By the time it is built, they will be old enough to ride and play on the farm. Oh and I’d be in heaven with the animals, a sketch book, and a pencil. I’d love it on the farm, drawing, playing and working hard. That’s what I want to do with my life.