One year ago today I moved into my very own apartment and it’s been one hell of a year. From every up and down I’ve learned a lot about others and more importantly myself. I’ve made the best of friends and the worst of enemies; I’ve become closer with some and distanced myself from others. I firmly believe everything happens for a reason, good or bad you have to look at the positives. Life is unforgiving, one moment you’re on a high loving it and enjoying every second and the next you’re sitting there down in the dumps, thinking of what else could go wrong. I wasn’t dealt the best hand but I played it right and came up positive. I attribute that to my Nana, she always told me to knock that chip off my shoulder, think positive and look at the bright side. But some days that chip gets me through the day, that motivation to keep going comes from all the wrongs in my life. I’ve had it all from real hate to fake love, my own family and people I considered good friends switch up, go behind my back and not offer a hand when I needed it most.
I have every reason to sit here and bitch about it, blame my failures and shortcomings from the shitty people and experiences I’ve had but I don’t. The moment you do is when they win, you prove them right, you aren’t shit and nothing short of a failure but fuck that. I came up, got it on my own and reached every goal with hard work and determination.
Here I stand 20 years old fully independent, working 2 jobs and a full time student maintaining a 3.4+ GPA. Yes I have my flaws and I’m no where near perfect but everyday I try to improve myself and the ones around me. Let’s have another year of success and happiness; let’s keep a smile even through adversity. Thank you to everyone who’s held me down this past year and I am truly indebted to all of you. I’m in it for the long haul, through every obstacle and roadblock let’s keep winning and more importantly smiling.