This week has been especially trying. I have about three new projects brewing at work and classes have been just as demanding, what with finishing my thesis and putting together prospective journals to shop my thesis around to.
I have learned a few things though. Firstly, I learned that perseverance pays off. I was trying to spruce up my web site for the past few days: you know, work on color, drop-down menus and just making it a cool place to hang out and learn more about me and my talent. Even though trying to do that all while maintaining a good head about issues at work proved taxing, I kept going and was rewarded with recognition by my bosses. I also treated myself to a little shopping spree but that’s another post for another day 🙂
On the 19th I took some time out to reflect on the life and contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr. Being an African American living in today’s current events of protesting, die-ins and police rebellions, I can appreciate even more what King Jr. and other civil rights activists did to make sure that the future generations could benefit from their work. However, we still have far to go. It seems as though, since Obama was elected president back in 2008, some people have found the need to become Internet bigots (what I mean is they smile in your face but, behind a keyboard and monitor, they become someone Archie Bunker would be proud of). Also, with police brutality affecting all races, we have a different force to fight. With all that said, I still thank King Jr., Rosa Parks, Bayard Rustin and others for getting us this far. Things could be way worse.
Until next time, guys!