#Day3- Remember Where it Started

“The Future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Elenor Roosevelt

Eight years ago today I graduated from the first Historically black University, Lincoln.

I knew it would be a day to remember when the first raindrops hit and for the first time in a long time ( I believe 19 years) we got rained out and had to have the ceremony in the gym. That meant none of my family members besides maybe my grandmother got to see it live.

The others all piled into my dorm room and watched it on the TV.

While at Lincoln I had so many positive experiences from winning national championships to meeting my first “love” *cough cough lol. Throughout the years I had a few regrets on my decisions to attend school there but then I realized that I wouldn’t be who I am today without the experiences Lincoln has taught me.

This is a life lesson that we all tend to forget sometimes. It’s not always going to be an easy road but your trials and bumps along the way were there for a purpose and that is to build your strength.

I was forced to grow up at Lincoln. I met some really great people, went through a heartbreak or two, gained some new family members and broke a few records. Lincoln was definitely the beginning of a new chapter for me and I will forever be grateful for that experience.

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Published by: Pieces of Me

Often times we find ourselves hoping to following our minds rather than our hearts and we soon realize it's not the case. we get so caught up in our feelings and allow the stream of tears to sway us into making short term decisions that has long term effects. Sometimes we need to take a step back from ourselves and look at things from the outside. Ask ourselves is it worth it? Will I be ok with my decision tomorrow? Once we decide that it is worth losing we need to breathe in release and let go! No looking back, no regrets, just high hopes for the future, less frowns and more smiles. My name is Jordean Matthews and I am a native of Pleasantville, NJ. This blog showcases all things that are me. My life, my talents, my thoughts, my family. It truly displays all the pieces of me.

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