I’d like to introduce myself…..my name is Alexandra “Lexi” Wolf and I am 17 years old. I live in the south suburbs of Chicago.
I have always been mature for my age, possibly because I am 10 years younger than my brother and 14 years younger than my sister. I was a surprise blessing for my parents after they went through numerous miscarriages as well as the loss of one of their daughters who died from a rare genetic disorder called Trisomy 18. So, with that being said, I was always around my siblings and their friends and older adults.
I have always been a responsible kid and was very involved in gymnastics growing up so I had to be very disciplined in my schedule. My social life was limited as I had to be at practices and gymnastic meets a couple times a week. But I enjoyed having that discipline and learned to prioritize my time. My free time interests have always been spent learning makeup and hair techniques and my friends would always come to me to do their hairstyles or put makeup on them for special occasions. My mom would even ask me to do her makeup for holidays or weddings.
Family is extremely important to me and I love spending as much time as possible being around them. I have been like a second mom to my older sisters three kids and have spent countless hours helping her to raise them as her husband works long hours. They mean so much to me and they have taught me so much about what it takes to be a mom, even if I am only their Aunt and second mommy.
My school experiences were good during my elementary years until I got into Junior High. That was a changing point for me. So many kids were unruly and were getting into bad things. I was so shocked that many were already smoking and drinking and others were experimenting with drugs. I was not into that whole scene and was very disillusioned that many of my friends decided to go that route. It saddened me and turned school into a very bad experience for me as those that I had developed friendships with in my younger years now completely changed. I was so disillusioned. I realized within myself that I did not want to be around that kind of environment. By the time High School was starting and after many serious conversations with my parents, we decided that I would homeschool through my High School years. I am so happy we made that decision and I can now say because of that decision I was able to finish my High School in 3 ½ years. I am very excited about that!
With High School over I am now ready to pursue my passion. I so badly want to attend Beauty School here in Illinois but it is $25,000. There are no Scholarships for “Beauty School”, and I have tried getting Grants but I am having no luck. I have worked jobs since I was 14 and now work full-time to pay for a vehicle that I need to get to work. All of my paycheck goes for my car loan as well as car insurance and gas. My parents have always provided for our family, both of them working two jobs, but they are not wealthy people and cannot afford that kind of money.
I hate asking for help but if there is someone that can find it in their heart to help me fulfill my life’s dream I would be forever grateful and maybe one day I can pay it forward and help some other person follow their passion. Any amount would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story and being so generous to want to help others. 💖💖