So I’m working on my brevity so I’ll try to keep this one sharp and concise.
I was awarded a BSc. Psychology, Upper Second Class Honours from the University of the West Indies, Mona in August 2016. I participated in my graduation ceremony in the first week of November 2016. Here is a throwback:
I’ll leave you to speculate on what was different between these two women.
Graduation photos taken yesterday, Tuesday, Oct. 24. 2017; 1 year after I actually graduated.
Here what, all I came here to do was to leave with you a reminder or a few reminders whatever:
Trust your own journey. Compare your life and self to no one. Work hard for what you want. Do not just dream big, plan big. Dream with your eyes wide open. Write down your goals. Let them scare the shit out of you. But own the fear and don’t edit your dreams/goals because someone else said you should. You do not need to create yourself, you just need to own yourself; all the kinky, lazy, crazy, introverted, fucked up sides of you. Or whatever your sides are. It’s ok to be a walking, talking paradox. Who cares?? Stop saying society, because society will have an opinion about you no matter what you be. You will always be judged, sometimes wrongly, might as well be whomever you want to be anyway. Umm…Thinking if I have anything else that may sound smart and at the same time just my brash truth. NB, MY TRUTH.
Oh yes! Celebrate yourself!! take care of yourself, be nice to you, love you first, be patient with yourself but never settle for a mediocre version of you and never ever give up. Fuck that. Remember, “the journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.” – I’m not going to google the author cuz y’all too fucking lazy, do it yourself, I’m not the one who wants to know.
Oh one more thing: TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR DAMN ACTIONS AND CONSEQUENTLY YOUR WHOLE LIFE. Hustle like you have no friends and grind like nobody has your back (Stolen from Lonakay Morant’s intagram caption. She had given credit to Euranique Bailey. Point is mi nuh know a who write it but nobody cares! Just tek di like advice if you want it.)