Greetings, people of the World Wide Web!
It’s been a gooood while.
Let me catch you up to where I’m at in one paragraph.
I spent the summer interning in Montana. I battled College Algebra last semester. (It has been added to the Axis of Evil.) I’ve been doing some serious bonding with my Brazos House homies. (My best friend from home, Grace, got to live with us last semester. Epiiic. Lots of adventurous all-nighters, there.) My awesome friends from Montana put money together to buy a plane ticket for me to visit over Christmas break! I played in the snow there! Ah! Speaking of snow, there have been five days out of this semester so far where the University has closed due to awesome snow. Oh yeah! And that pretty much catches you up!
Now, then. Here we are, present day. What is there to talk about? I’ll tell you what we’re going to talk about. I’m sick. Yeah. That’s right. It’s been months since I’ve written a blog, and I’m choosing to talk about sickness. It was in the summer when I started to notice symptoms of what has been diagnosed as a chronic disease. Some people have it, but don’t really know it…That was me. *Sigh*….anyway. My sickness is called joosbiebbretin syndrome. But it’s common name is
Yeah!!! I love Justin Bieber. Not in a creepy I’m-almost-twenty-he’s-sixteen-but-who-cares-he’s-GORGEOUS-AND-TALENTED way…Rather, in a Hey-this-kid-is-pretty-talented-and-he-loves-his-fans-and-yeah-so-his-hair-is-perfect-no-big-let’s-be-best-friends sort of way. So, Friday, Caitlyn decided to take me to see his movie, Never Say Never, for my birthday. (Ps. Justin and I share the same birthday. NBD. And yeah, we’re on a first-name basis.) It. Was. Amazing. By the way, there are tons of movie theaters around UTA. There’s the one in the Six Flags Mall, there’s the Studio Movie Grill, and so on. We decided to go to the theater in the Parks Mall. Right down the road from UTA….just throwing that out there.
“Okay, Alexz. We get it. You’re a Belieber. But what does that have to do with UTA? Tell me why Justin Bieber is relevant at all when it comes to my consideration of UTA for higher education?”
Justin Bieber’s movie, Never Say Never (which by the way, was double-epic in 3D), has a powerful message. There’s this one line that he says that gets me every time. He says, “There’s gonna be a time when people say you cant do something or live your dreams…. but you know what I say? NEVER. SAY. NEVEEEEERRRR!” You know, there might be a ton of people in your life who tell you that you can’t make something out of your life. You can’t go to college, no one in your family did. You can’t go to a university. You’re going to fail out. You can’t go because you wouldn’t fit in there. You can’t go because you don’t have the money. You know what?? Never say, “never”! Our motto here at UTA is “Push your limits, in a place where there aren’t any.” There is no limit to your success. There is no limit to achieving the unachievable. There are no bounds to your dreams here. That’s why I love UTA. Because I can come here, to a Texas university, and do things I’ve never imagined. I can come as a first generation college kid and experience life outside of the small town I hail from. When I thought I couldn’t afford it. When I was afraid of coming hours away from home with no support system nearby. When I had no clue of what to expect because I’m the first in my family to take this path. I’m here, making something out of myself when everyone was thinking that broken homes make broken kids. Heck no, techno. I’ll never say, “never”. Because I’m in a place of ambitions of all sizes. And please believe, my ambitions are as big as Justin Bieber’s resilient smile.