I have always dreamed of traveling the world and experiencing different cultures. I was accepted into the University of Nicosia in Cyprus for the Spring 2018 semester. I am a junior Finance student at the North Carolina A&T State University. I am an Aggie Honors Scholar and a member of EDGE (Finance Honors society). I am a member of the Charm City Aggies organization on campus where we participate in various community outreach events throughout the semester.
“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing and that is I know nothing.”
It’s been soooo long since I’ve posted and I would like to apologize. The last few weeks of my life have been so hectic, all to say that now the storm is over. Well one storm is over, my life is never too calm for too long. Good news, I’m back in school and I moved into my apartment. I also just had a birthday last week so I’m a little more mature lol. But seriously, I wanted to write something super inspiring due to my recent defeat.
“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”
-Robert Louis Stevenson
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”
-John Pierpont “J.P.” Morgan
As a high school senior, I just knew my grades and my test scores would set me apart from some many other candidates when I got to college. They make it seem like it’s going to be a breeze, but they lied. I am entering my junior year of high school and it is getting more and more difficult to fund my education. I love my school and I’ve never been happier, however, I simply can’t afford it. I planned my entire junior and senior year in terms of what I wanted to accomplish and what I wanted to see happen for myself. Those dreams may not be so attainable for me at this point.
“Without struggle, there is no progress.”
Recently, I decided to tap into the world of astrology and palmistry. I got a tarot card reading and it helped me realize so many things about myself. I’m going through a rough stage right now and I felt like I just didn’t know what to do. I normally am not one to believe in or even read my horoscope or anything like that but this time I wanted to give it a try.
“Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.”
Of course I have to talk about this. Race is such a hot button issue that often times it gets difficult to even get through a conversation about it. Luckily for me, I have my own blog and I get to say whatever I want without being interrupted or talked over. Many people, if not all, should know by now that I am mixed. My mother is Italian and Irish and my father is fully Jamaican. Growing up, race was not talked about or as controversial as it has grown to become. I had a few instances where I noticed people acting odd towards me but as a child you don’t pay that kind of behavior any mind. However, the older I get the more I find myself needing to “check” some of the ignorance that exists among my peers, and sometimes elders.
“In life, as in chess, forethought wins.”
Now that I have your attention, I would just like to let you know of all the things you get to be excited for. I am working on so many things that I can’t wait to release. THIS IS GOING TO BE EPIC lol
“To appreciate the sun you gotta know what rain is.”
Surprisingly enough, most people in the world do not know the true definition of love. Love has lost its meaning and value and has become a routine. Today I would like to discuss what love is, what it means to love, and I’ll share a few personal experiences to which some of you may relate to.
“Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.”
Okay, so I figured it was that time again when everyone could use a little motivation. I’ve found it increasing difficult to find that drive to do just about anything that I am supposed to do. I don’t even want to do the things I find fun anymore. These days I find myself either watching a bunch of reality show reruns or fighting my sleep to scroll through my Instagram feed. My life is sad, yes, I am aware.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
-Neale Donald Walsch
Last night I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and I kept seeing posts about this one girl who died earlier that day. Her face was familiar to me because she was “IG famous” and she was on my explore page every single day. She was super young from what I understood-early 20s- but was very well-known throughout the city. Of course I had so many questions about what happened, was it even true, how did she die. I kept scrolling and clicking until I found answers to my questions. She had been shot and killed near her home. It didn’t end there. That wasn’t even half of the horrific story.
Time after time I find myself settling for what I know is less than I deserve. That is with everything- jobs, grades, friendships, and especially relationships. I don’t if it’s because of the extreme laziness I suffer from, of the lack of motivation but I am almost always just settling. I want to know why. I am really trying to excel in many facets of my life but I can’t do that if I don’t recognize and address my issues.
Ready? Because this is going to go from a cute little blog post to like my real life, every day, personal issues..
“She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.”
The other day I had a really bad day at work. I’ve been working at this nice restaurant for about 4 years now. It was my first real job ever and I’ve felt at home for the duration of my employment. I was hired to do one job but of course I ended up switching and learning many roles in the restaurant. Recently, I’ve felt unappreciated by the “new” management. I absolutely love working there and I love the owners and my manager. There are a few managers and employees, however, that can be disrespectful and just plain rude.
“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”
It’s been a great debate over the past few years over who should pay for the bill. Went on a date or just out with friends should the man or the woman reach for the bill first? Well, the answer you have been waiting for is…
“We are all beautiful stories but we don’t all belong in the same book.”
So it’s that time of year again when everybody asks the dreaded question, “Schools out already?! How was the semester?”
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change.
Yeah I know the cliché saying is played out and well cliché but I really mean it this year. I’m excited to allow myself to go through transformations, try new things, reach new goals. I’m excited to watch my friends grow. I’m getting older which means so are my friends. I get to see their growth as we begin to enter our careers and finish our last years of college.
Let me first start off by saying I deeply apologize for the late post. Although this is not an excuse, my life has been crazy hectic this past week. I am preparing for finals week and currently in the process of packing everything I own to move yet again. Nonetheless, I wanted to keep the inspirational juices flowing.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
I have not forgotten about you guys! I promise. This weekend was super crazy. I went to Atlanta so I barely had time to edit before posting. This week is my last week of classes for the spring semester and then next week is finals week so I’m going to be extremelyyyyy busy. I’m so ready for this semester to be over, you don’t even understand.
My grandfather was like a rose
he was like my rose.
The one that used to sit on my dresser
and remind me of him.
Sooo, I was scrolling on my Explore page on Instagram one morning and I came across a very inspiring, and a little funny, post.
“Who you love, what you love, and how you love depends on how much you love yourself.”
R. H. Sin
Welcome to my blog guys! This is Unscripted- my baby. I’ve dreamed and anticipated this very moment for the longest time now and I can’t believe it is finally here. My vision behind this blog is actually quite simple- an outlet. What makes this blog different from any other blog? I’m glad you care enough to ask. Well, my blog isn’t just an outlet for myself. It is also for you. I wanted to create a platform to present artists of all kinds and showcase their work. I will feature singers/songwriters, painters, dancers, rappers, etc. If it’s an art, I will help promote your work.
The floor creaked and the doors squeaked
As it rained, the water would seep –
In through the windows and just down below
Where the door didn’t quite touch the floor.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”