Many of us moved into adulthood imagining some sort of clear forecast and life plan. Of course, what many of us discovered along the way is that our journeys rarely unfold in as linear a fashion as we first imagined. Life is full of unanticipated detours, occasional roadblocks, and, we hope, wondrous surprises and good fortune. For some, it takes decades of living to appreciate this reality. And then some of us figure it out rather early in life, as with 14-year-old Jacqueline Faulise.
Jacqueline Faulise recently completed the 7th grade at the Gordon School in East Providence. She lives with her family in Wickford, Rhode Island.