Hello everyone! My name is Alexis Hensel. I am currently a sophomore at The Ohio State University Marion, pursuing a degree in Business. I am originally from Marion, Ohio, and graduated from Ridgedale High School in 2015. I have worked at Bath and Body Works in the Marion Southland Mall for one year. A fun fact about me is that I have a twin brother, and am the only person in my entire family that has red hair.
In the first three excerpts of Holding On, I found the story on Robert Shields to be the most thought provoking. Learning about a man that documents his every move and encounter for the past twenty years seemed odd, yet admiring the more I thought about it. Because he feels the need, and is driven to keeping a journal filled with the various things that occupy his days shows determination, and acknowledgement that each day is a gift. Spending each day doing what you find to be fulfilling is a day to be thankful for.