Having a strong Greek heritage has shaped many aspects of my life. Growing up, learning about my culture has given me a strong foundation for who I want to become as a person. I come from a very prideful people who also show a lot of love and compassion combined with a strong work ethic. All of these things combined are strong influences in my life and have shaped who I am as a person, my priorities and my goals in life. Being Greek is not only a culture, but a way of life.