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Anonymous said: i love you

December 20th, 2012 // 0 notes
It hurts to think about sometimes, but I believe that love will find a way to weave through the darkness of confusion and doubt and outlast the time passed since it was once lost. 
My Final Presentation Speech

It seems like only yesterday, when I was a clueless, culture-shocked dreamer from Mills High School who had no idea what he was doing at Skyline College. I had thought that Skyline College was a setback, a place where only the failures went. I had been so ashamed to tell people that I attended Skyline, but now, I am completely shameless because Skyline College has become my pathway to success. Being here, amongst some of the most genuine and honest people I have ever met, has humbled me and made me a better person. Learning about all of the different experiences that people have been through throughout their lives has taught me the value of life, that each day is a gift. The challenges that I endured this semester are not as awe-inspiring or impactful as some of the challenges that my peers have faced, but these challenges still affected me. Aside from experiencing a death of a close friend, I had been going through a bad breakup. Although I went about school happy, laughing, and with a positive attitude, I was heartbroken, when at the end of the day, I had nobody to say goodnight to. Having much time to think, I realized how dependent I had grown on this girl for happiness. For two years, I had shut out everybody else — family, friends, teachers — from my life because of how happy I had been with her. For two years, she and I lived in our own fantasy world, so when we were over, I was, again, culture-shocked. This time, however, I was culture-shocked at the idea of independence. For the first time in two years, I was alone. Friends were entirely comforting and willing to stay for an extra five minutes to listen to me talk (some even willing to set me up with somebody else), and I am absolutely appreciative of their sacrifice. But, a sufficient amount of alone time has worked well for me. I have been able to figure myself out, and I have realized my own identity. I want to be the type of guy who girls want to marry and parents want their sons to grow up to be like. I want to be an inspiration to most everybody I meet, not because of the way I look, the way I act, or the way I perceive myself unto the world but because people knew me as the guy who walked the extra mile in order to benefit a greater cause than myself. With that being said, I will dedicate these next two years at Skyline College and the rest of my future to helping others predict the unpredictable, accept the unacceptable, and excel at the extraordinary. I will open my mind unto the differences in the world and embrace their beauties. I will work towards giving everybody an equal chance. Although the experiences that I had in that relationship were both happy and unhappy, I will always remember those experiences like an ocean remembers a hurricane — they rattled me in the moment, but they could not do anything to change what I was or who I was. With that being said, I would like to leave you, my fellow classmates and people who have become like family to me, with one last piece of advice: be your own X-Factor. Be somebody‚Äôs reason to wake up in the morning. Be that undeniably powerful good that the evils of the world just are not ready for. I know that each of you has a beautiful story tell. I know that many more of you will develop beautiful stories with the passing years. But, just remember that at the end of the day, even when logic rejects you, stay true to yourself. You are beautiful. Thank you

December 4th, 2012 // 4 notes
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