"To succeed in life you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone."

As children, my friends and I rode our bicycles through fields near my home and emerged dotted with ladybugs. Whoever was covered with the greatest number of these tiny symbols of luck was declared: “Winner!” 

I've grown to learn success is earned through a great deal of hard work, strong determination, endless creativity, an optimistic heart, and a little bit of luck. These fiery creatures have been ever-present in my life. 

The Ladybug is my spirit animal. They lead vibrant and colorful lives, and they remind us to experience the joys of living life to the fullest.