It's not really about how you start but how you finish.
The hero's journey is not an easy one nor should it be portrayed as such because that would be a fairy tale and fairy tales are lies. I hope that after seeing what you read so far, you know that I am not perfect. Life has it's ugly bits but they are vital to appreciating the rainbows after the storm. Be kind and patient when delving into this collection.
The time is now to set intentions into actions. Ready or not the world is waiting to see what you have to offer. There is no way you could let us down if you give your whole heart just as the Universe gives us immense light.
Is it not my right to know who I am completely? So many things I can attribute to my identity and yet I still never felt entirely whole, how? Check marking Black/African American was no longer good enough. I wanted to love myself by not only learning who I'm progressing into but where I came from. Inspired by my interview with an SIU DACA student, discussing what it means to be American, made me soon wonder about the definition of culture and community for my self. Click the button below to read about my process to finding a sense of self-identity, using Ancestry.com to help.
We are conditioned to take the traditional path: graduate college, get a nice paying job, build a life, and start a family. What they don't try to emphasize is that this road is to meant for everyone. I couldn't force it any longer, almost 5 years in school and jumping every hurdle, I'd found one too high. Financial aid was keeping me from the goal of finishing SIUC with a degree along with my own self-sabotage
Who defines our freedom and who decides who is deserving to have it? Among the faces of many on a college campus are stories untold and worthy to be heard. You may not relate this Dreamer's situation but this interview can resonate with anyone in the land free to us all but taxing heavily on morality.