If you would have told me I would be running for President someday I would’ve never believed you. I was never the type to be the first to raise my hand during class or volunteered to be the leader during group assignments. It’s not that I didn’t want to, but because I felt there was someone there that could do a better job than I could. I’ve never been the best and I’ve never been the worst, I’ve always considered myself as somewhere along the middle of all that. Maybe you do, too. Maybe the rest of you out there feel the same way I do – scared and afraid to make mistakes, but it’s time for us to take a leap that creates a ripple of change.
Life, as we know it, is all about choices- this one’s mine. I’m not going to fight the system but I aim to improve it. Growing up with a Pastor as a father, it is ingrained in me that a man’s word is heavier than any stone, but I have also seen how one can be caged in because of it. I will not promise you things I can’t keep because I was raised to always walk what I talk, to always practice what I preach. So if I say I’m going to do it, know that I will do everything possible in order to keep it. Nevertheless, I ask you to keep in mind that I am human, too. I can’t promise you every event, speaking engagement and decision is going to be perfect but they will all be well thought out and carefully done.
There is no blueprint to success because it everything is a game of risk. So bet on me because I won’t let you down.
Mary Queen Agdalipe
Hannah Kathleen Labrador