Chenee Ari Elle Mathers May 18, 1990 When I was born, my parents were no longer together. They rekindled their relationship when I was one. They were married when I was four.
As a child, I never found any pencils or key chains with my name on them. When I found the Little Mermaid’s name was Ariel, I felt I had a special connection with her. My middle name is Ari Elle and her name is Ariel; it’s the closest thing I have ever found to my name. I had my parents read that book to me so many times that I was able to memorize every word according to the picture. One time, my parents found me “reading” The Little Mermaid and I convinced them that I could read at the age three. The Little Mermaid has been my favorite book since.
My dad joined the military when I was four years old. This has greatly affected every aspect of my life. I have moved eight different times since the age four, and this is my eighth school. Each time I move, I make new friends, meet new people, and learn different ways of doing things according to the customs in a certain area. Most of the greatest impacts in my life have been people over places. As soon as I get used to an area, I relocate and it just becomes a memory.
Alexis (my little sister) Lessons learned from Alexis: - responsibility -think before you act -patience - compassion -letting go -how to grow up -to be a big sister -hold your tongue -forgiveness -love!
Family and the military lifestyle have shaped who I am today. I’ve been through divorce, remarriage, and lots of moving. All of these things have helped to make me versatile and able to adapt quickly. My deep-rooted friendship helps me to remember not to forget who I am. And a certain singer, helps keep a smile on my face when times get tough.