Young and Emboldened Toward My Future

Young and Emboldened Toward My Future

The People I’ve Met Helped Me to Pave My Way

The events that had followed my first hospitalization led me to believe a lot of my achievements were blocked by my own fear of life. I imagined myself being successful at one point, yet that vision of success held no substance. I had to create a direction in which I justified my own success in this lifetime.

For well over five years, I consistently faced droughts in planning for my goals. I did not have the intention to succeed. I had only known that I wanted to complete my education, but the stagnancy and avoidance of school created a standstill in my reality. I sincerely felt that I was too smart to be stuck in high school and that was the message I had stuck with. I lost hope at once regarding careers. I reached the stage of stagnancy in high school, and released all hopes that I had for my future. All advice I received indicated that when applying myself I would need to “be more realistic.”

Many of my dreams have come to fruition and many are still in progress. At fourteen-years-old, I wanted to become a writer. I felt like sharing parts of me with others in a motivational and inspiring way. Today, at nineteen-years-old, I have successfully written two informational and motivational articles for City Voices that have paved my way toward that goal.

During the fall season of 2019, I began furthering my education and attended my first semester of college. I remember speaking to someone at the work study office about a job. I handed her my student resume with a 2.6 in my GPA section. She explained to me that I wasn’t supposed to do that because I hadn’t received my actual GPA yet and questioned why I placed my GPA so low. She explained that I had shown intellect throughout our conversation and that I carried myself well. I feared that maybe I wasn’t as smart as I assumed.

Towards the end of the semester, I received a 3.87 GPA and a nomination to join the NSLS (National Honors Society)! I made my mother proud and became an influence to my younger siblings as well as expressed my accomplishments and growth with the general public.

As I am still progressing as an individual and pursuing my talents and abilities, I have seen my growth as a public speaker. I love communicating and having the spotlight. I noticed a decline in communication and attention-seeking during my freshman year of high school. My communications class in college opened the door for me to ultimately get my groove back. Now, I eagerly step up to podiums to speak. I had been offered to speak to elementary school students about furthering their education and the importance of establishing goals for their futures.

I hope to do more public speaking and sharing of my stories while furthering my education toward a career. Although, I have not settled down with my career path as yet, I aspire to be either a lawyer or an obstetrician/gynecologist. I keep faith in my God and He has blessed me. Gratitude opens doors for new life to make its way to the receiver.

Pullout: “At fourteen-years-old…I felt like sharing parts of me with others in a motivational and inspiring way. Today, at nineteen-years-old, I have successfully written two informational and motivational articles for City Voices that have paved my way toward that goal.”

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