Patrick McBride

KARYANA JONES

Patrick McBride
KARYANA JONES

KARYANA JONES

Jena, LA

Photos by: Laura Beth Bailey

My grandmother is my biggest motivator. She has positively impacted my life is such a huge way. She inspires me to think of the future mother I want to be to my own children. She helps me to believe that I can be a great mother to my children later in life.

I would like to be an example to other young teens. I want the be living proof that being negative about a crappy situation gets you nowhere. It’s all about choices. You CAN be the change that makes something positive happen in your life. YOU CAN create a positive mindset and strive to be better. You are not your parents. You do not have to become them either.

I passionately want to become a nurse with a side hustle in photography. My plans include college to pursue an RN. I love to help others and the medical field is just fascinating to me. Photography is a little thing I like to do for fun. I love photographing just about anything when I’m bored or on vacation. I especially love capturing nature and the cities I’m in at night time. Those are beautiful to me.

When you ask where I see myself in the world, I imagine myself as a sunflower in a rose bush. I stand tall and proud of the person I have become. In the future I see myself succeeding. I see myself helping others through nursing. I envision a house, car and family of my own earned through hard work and the positive mindset I’ve learned to develop with the help of my grandmother.

Instagram: karyana.jones