At Seventeen I was this unapologetically outspoken high school senior getting ready for college. Though I had an idea of what I wanted to do with my life, I was lost .

Lost in terms of the college process, do I pick CUNY, SUNY or try my luck with an HBCU? I had written a musical in my play writing program based on the college application process. The first time testing out a musical and it made the cut for a performance.

Not one person was available to come and see my work first hand, my phone had died so I couldn’t record. It was than that I knew it was just ME, I do this creative work to satisfy ME and I cannot depend on others support to feel accomplished. I did an amazing thing at the age of Seventeen. I wish I had come to these realizations than, I would of went so hard to prove to myself I am worthy, I am capable and I am talented.

On the Seventeenth day of a new decade, I vow to be all I can be for ME first and let the support come in on its own time.

Remember I am digging back to find that spark again, I have a list of accomplishment that I over look coming from the Bronx I should be proud of all my successes and I am on the road to remind myself of my greatest accomplishment to date. I advise you to do the same, don’t remain stuck remind yourself of who you actually are and how far you’ve come.

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