In 2004, after my mother passed away, I was lying in my bed in Margaret Nance (one of Winthrop’s residence halls) and I wrote these lyrics…
Life ain’t never what I thought it would be
If you had of asked me as a baby, if I wanted life
No, is what the answer would be
There’s so much pain
So many boys playing games…
Sick of these raining days
No sunlight or change
And I can’t be what I want to be
And I can’t do, what I want to do
All I have is these dreams, that don’t even come true
Back then, that is how I felt. My main support system was gone, the woman who nicknamed me, “Starchild,” at birth. To me, everything seemed unreachable.
However, I proved my own self wrong and these lyrics are nothing, but a reflection of my growth. Dreams do come true. I had the dream to be a published author and I am. Right now, I am pushing the world to follow their dreams. You can do whatever you put your mind to. Don’t let anyone stop you. Don’t even let YOU stop YOU. Life is about taking chances. Take that chance and learn from it. Taking chances is what gets you to where you want to be.
I encourage all of you reading this, to shoot for the stars! YOU CAN DO IT!