Throughout my educational experiences I have learned how to overcome new challenges in life and adjust to them.
Transitioning from high school to college was challenging for me but I learned that with determination to succeed I persevered.
Always be goal oriented, focus on what is most important in your life and make plans to achieve them.
Know your limits. Don’t take on too many responsibilities at once because it can lead to unnecessary stress.
Every time you face adversity, it is another opportunity to grow stronger as a person.
Whenever you’re broken down you can always build yourself back up again. No matter the challenge, if you surround yourself with the right support group and make reasonable visible goals for your future nothing can stand in your way.
-Making strong and meaningful connections is very beneficial. When faced with difficult life or educational discussions, do not be afraid to reach out to family, community, close friends, religious persons and educational professionals for help.
Showing people kindness and paying forward the love you are shown goes a long way.
I would like to thank many people who have helped me along the way including my family, National Principle of the year Richard Gordon IV; Paul Robeson High School, Cynthia Davis, Social Services Coordinator, Better Tomorrows; Haddington Townhouses, Parent Mentor Dorian Harris Net Community Care, and Dr. Bruce W. Johnson, Michael’s Educational Foundation, for their continued and unwavering support for my ongoing educational career endeavors.