I am a 23 year old living in Hudson Valley New York. It is located about one hour north from Manhattan. I still live with my parents and I have lived here my entire life. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to grow up in such a beautiful place. Admittedly as a child I never admired the beauty of the hilly landscape and soothing green topography around me. I thought it was very much regular and how the entire world was. I was very wrong. It was only when I graduated Highschool that I had a small epiphany and finally noticed how amazing of a place it was to be born and raised. My parents, who are truly amazing and kind hearted, are from Brooklyn, New York. It was when my mother was pregnant with me they moved to the Hudson valley and purchased an 11 acre plot of land with two houses. The one which we live in was built in the year 1900. It’s amazing to think how many world events have transpired from that time to now. World wars, genocides, disease, and international conflicts to name a few. Although the world has made great progress and advances in that time, we face a new crisis.