I think it’s finally starting to hit me. In 9 days, my life changes. It’s crazy to think that something I’ve been doing since I was 16 years old, is coming to an end. For the last couple of weeks I’ve only allowed myself to really listen to the recital music. Today, during lunch, I… Continue reading I Was Here
To the person I wish I could be, I wish I was a strong black woman that knew what she wanted and wasn’t afraid to go after it. I wish I were the one that broke the norm. You know that one that wasn’t a stereotypical “bitter black woman”. I wish I was the one… Continue reading Day 18: The Person I Wish I Could Be
Its funny how we have our life’s planned out. We want to do “this” by the time we’re this age and we want to accomplish “that” before we’re another age. I must admit, when I was about 12 I wrote down everything I wanted to accomplish and the age at which I wanted to accomplish those things. I won’t say I had some unrealistic expectations but I did have some unrealistic time frames.
I stayed up just so I could watch my future President give his acceptance speech. He said quite a few things that motivated me, but what stuck out the most was him saying “If there is anyone out there who doubts that America is a place where anything is possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer…” He was 100% correct. That night was my answer. I went to bed that night smiling from ear to ear, in my green “Yes We Can” shirt. It was no longer just a catchy phrase; it was now a call to action…A call to provoke the change that we all voted for. I was ready and inspired to do my part and for the first time in my life I knew that it was nothing, absolutely nothing that could stop me.
We have seen what a failed presidency can cause. Yet people have the audacity to say they’re “annoyed” because someone who has some influence on people of all races actually stood up and supported CHANGE. You can’t be serious.