Awakenings: Desire to Live a Dream | Awakenings: America & Beyond |

“History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.”
—David C. McCullough (1933–Present)Why try, indeed? 

History is filled with story upon story of adventure, discovery, hardships and happiness. We should all strive to learn who we are...from whence we came. Each of us holds a place in an ancestral chain with relatives from many different walks of life. Within anyone's ancestry lies experience after experience deemed a success, as well as a considerable amount of failure. Every walk of life provides a step forward, often many backwards, encapsulating a certain degree of risk plagued by the overarching question, "Will I make it this time?" Often this is even followed by "Why try?"