Michael John Rice: Once Was, Now Is Have you ever dreamed of being what you’ve imagined, by doing what you want to do, how you want, when you want, and overall being who you wanted to be. Michael John fulfilled that dream. When he decided to become self-confident in believing in himself, by doing just what he only dreamed to do in life. Which only was to live life without the insecurities, and thoughts of judgments. When he finally freed himself of people perception, he finally created the start of enjoying life, and he will continue to strive to live life to the fullest. He once was what people said he was, but now he is exactly what he define himself as. Michael John was born on September 3, 1988, in Chester Pennsylvania, but he grew up in New castle, Delaware. There weren’t really many positive outlets while Michael was growing up, but he didn’t let the negativity stop him from achieving his goal in truly creating life. He is interested in reading, writing and physiology. His parents encouraged him by being positive role models by working hard, and striving to be the best at everything they went for. Them being hard working is what encouraged Michael to drive himself to excel in really striving to be what he wanted. Michael graduated from high school at seventeen, and decided to take on college. Although, he did not complete college he was determined to stay hard working. During this period Michael took a real look at his life, and went thru a depression stage. He was working three jobs, and just was always tired. He felt that he was no where, where he planned to be. Through self motivation, hard work, and the gift God gave him, he compiled all his writings that he would write daily and decided to uplift himself. Upon realizing what life was for him, he strongly thought that there was no obstacle too great to overcome! Now at the age of twenty-three he tries to encourage those that once were depressed to be all they can be. Today he tries to encourages everyone, all ages, through poems, words of wisdom, and everyday inspirational quotes. He uses life examples, and personal experiences to help others follow there passion, and create themselves in stead of trying to find themselves.