Being a young man in this world you hear a lot of sayings and words of wisdom from people further along in their life. My mom always use to tell me a poem we I was growing up:
Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor –
But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s,
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.
So boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps
‘Cause you finds it’s kinda hard.
Don’t you fall now –
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
When your first told things in life, your like, what in the world does this have to do with me and my situation? After 19 years of living I’ve learned here, while at college, to open your mind up and try to look at things from different perspectives. Having a supporting cast of students, all the way up to some of my teachers here at UTA have taught me valuable life lessons that I can actually use in real world situations. I write this blog to you, anybody out there that needs motivation. I’ll leave you with these words that I’ve found very helpful: Your only facing just what other people have met! Have a great day to anybody who reads this and See It Through to anybody who has difficulty in any situation.
P.S.- My mom can talk, that’s just how the poem is spelled out by Langston Hughes.
I always look forward to Business Law on Mondays and Wednesdays because my teacher is one of the best. Every topic of discussion is explained very well. Jerry is hilarious and he also relates each topic to real life experience. He turns intricate topics into simple real life situations that can be understood by the normal student. Also, he has inspired me to pursue a career in law, and I will never forget him.
Before i was in college I absolutely refused to eat leftovers of any kind. Call me spoiled or whatever you like, I just hated to eat it. Lets just say coming to college breaks down a lot of barriers. I had the opportunity to go to two different Thanksgiving dinners and I made sure to get as much food as possible to take back to my res hall. For the past two weeks I’ve had nothing but turkey, stuffing, and broccoli and cheese casserole to eat. My perspective of eating leftovers has totally changed and just about the only reason I make it through the day without spending money. My mom use to always say that I would eat her out of house and home and now I can see where she is coming from.
My name is Delonte Lynch and I’m a sophomore nursing major here at the University of Texas at Arlington. I’m originally from Maryland but my mom is in the Army so we moved around a bunch and so my hometown is now Houston/ Sugar Land where I graduated from Fort Bend Austin High School.
I came to UTA only knowing one person, which is my girlfriend, and the environment at this school suited me well in which I was able to meet lots of people and now have a great cast of friends. It was fun because actually before I went home for the Thanksgiving break my friends and I got together and had a big pre-Thanksgiving dinner. The people on this campus I have found to be very welcoming.
Well I have to go now but I hope that you like what I have to say and have a great day