I am Jonas. I am sixteen years old. I live in New York and I go to Laguardia high school for the arts. I am 5’11 and I live in Washington Heights which means I will get about 3 hours of sleep a night. I live where you must watch your back especially on Halloween. I was asked to join a gang at the age of 12 and did not stop asking until I was 15. It does not bother me much other than the fact that they want me to destroy my dreams and my passion just to do things for them. But that is just a little bit of my mind. I am resilient and I will try to see things from everyones’ perspective. I may be sarcastic, but I can make anything sound poetic. I know that may sound overconfident but that’s because I believe it is true. I always try to do the best that I can no matter what obstacles may come in my way.