As much as I am bombarded with all the statistics about post grad life such as the fact that one in two graduates are unemployed, I also need to forget that I can’t self blame for a system that sets up for folks like me to fail, but continue to fight it. I need to remember that I entered school for far different reasons than most expect to. It wasn’t because I wanted to make bank, but it was with the mentality for helping my community. It was also because I was down for resistance and the movement, not to lose it. I also keep in mind that there are still so many possibilities for me, and so much to look ahead of that I have not yet been hit with.
I’m incredibly blessed so far to have an amazing set of family, supportive kasamas, and community members. Above all, I’m grateful to have lived in a life full of passion which is something that I’ve ridden for a very long time and don’t want to leave anytime soon. Tonight I watched by brother play his trombone and the other Jazz bands and I came to think about how beautiful the music was coming from love, soul, and passion. Then I thought about my own life and that’s what I want to continue to live for. All of the conversations, the music, the art, and the people that occur or that I see hold the true value of my existence. I’m telling you I was this close to submitting to no worth, but I’m thankful that this showed me different or reminded me.
I may not make millions, but I keeps it movin’: (Here’s the possibilities and/or what’s bound to happen)
+LA with fam
+keep working out and yoga
+reading my bookshelf and hitting up the library all across disciplines
+Master my theory and my practice
+Philippine Exposure trip 2012:)
+Hawaii with Tin to visit the University and for a semi non touristic visit (I’m trying to make that happen)
+Find grad school or good teaching credential program
+Make more hip hop
+Make more poetry
+More quality time with fam and friends who rarely see me
+Try something brand new
I’m sure there’s more, but this is a good list if you ask me.