1) My Family
My mom, my grandparents, my aunts and uncles, my little brother. For encouraging me and making me the strong, brave and ambitious girl that I am today.
2) My Teachers
This might seem weird, but a lot of the things I have done in my life, that I am proud of, are of academic nature. I love reading and writing and thinking and analysing and when I first went to my highschool I was good at all those things, but not great. I only started being great (well, for highschool levels) when I started learning how to learn, how to not always have the loudest opinion, how to think with structure, how to treat others with care and respect.
My teachers were a bunch of amazing people and I will never forget how much I learned from them.
I know, unexpected one. I know, probably not very appropriate.But without their movies, I would never have started to believe that everything is possible. I would have never started dreaming. I would have never gone for my dreams.
4) My math teachers
Because, seriously, that was not an easy journey.
5) J.K. Rowling
For making me believe in fantasies, making me love literature, making me want to be a writer AND being a great role model all at once!
6) Meg Cabot
For making my teenage years bearable. Seriously (even if you never read this), you rock!
7) Sarah Dessen
For making those teenage years bearable when I grew out of the Princess Diaries books.
8) Rainbow Rowell
I actually went back to this list (which was already finished) and edited the post last night, because I finished her book, Fangirl, and it made me see myself in SUCH a new light that I'm sure I'll remember this novel for the rest of my life.
9) My local library
First, for providing me with books and letting me turn them in late every.single.time until I turned 14. And then they let me volunteer there and I had one of the most rewarding experiences in my life!
10) My old Highschool Librarian
She is hardcore and mean, but man! - I will never, ever return a book late!