Who am I? This question is something that seems so simple, but is difficult to answer. I know who I am, but to put it into a cohesive page that would help a stranger understand who I am seems almost impossible, but the key word is almost, so here is my attempt.
My name is Mariko Kathrine Okamoto, I was born July 25, 2003 in Watsonville, California. Since I was a small child I have always been an overachiever and tried to mature faster than I ever needed to. At 7 months old I was potty trained, walking and holding my own bottles, my family physician was astonished by my behavior, especially since I was a premature baby. Skipping forward a few years when I was in second grade, my school wanted me to move forward multiple grades because they believed I was too advanced for my grade level, my parents denied, worried that I may fall behind if I didn't stay with my grade. As you can see, even in the womb I was trying my hardest to come out on top and show I have potential.
In the following years to come I started thinking about careers and futures that I can live. Thanks to my freshman year at DTI I really had to think about my priorities in life and consider how time consuming careers can be. I learned that I am not family orientated and that my career will be my life and will come first and I plan on having a career where I don't have to speak to many people I will have a disinterest in. Like all children I chose random careers ranging from a singer (due to my 3 years of choir), a cosmetologist (I loved makeup, and still do, but saw no future in it), a marine biologist (I have a deep love for animals, but not so much the ocean), to a forensic psychiatrist which I have deemed my dream job.
My dream job fully peaks every interest I have. It will be like living in a true horror story. Being able to analyze crime scenes, speak to criminals, study the human mind and biology is like a dream to me. I find things many people find creepy or odd fascinating, but I myself am odd and have no care for what people perceive me as, so I don't mind the weird looks because they mean nothing to me. Being able to see reality in it's true form is something I believe all people should have to go through at least once because just because you turn a blind eye doesn't mean it isn't there. I want to see the truth behind the lies, I want a future where I know things people don't and if they do, they will regret knowing it. I don't have a weak stomach when it comes to death, it may be unsettling, but I know one day, I will be unharmed by the idea of walking into a crime scene.
What all this really comes out to is that I am a very antisocial, odd, creepy, intelligent overachiever that wants to retain all the knowledge they can in the small timeframe they have. I know I sound crazy, but a lot of wonderful and brilliant people were called the same thing, yet, where would we be without them.