What is your assignment?

If you already know it, that’s good. Now, all you have to do is complete it.

As you embark on your first year of college, I want to share my own journey with you, in the hopes that it might serve as an adventurous story about following your passions. When I went to college, I had a clear assignment in mind: to write. But not just any writing—I aspired to become a national poet.

My journey was one filled with words, emotions, and the relentless pursuit of my dreams. I used poetry as my compass to navigate through the intricate landscapes of emotional and social barriers. Poetry became my voice when I struggled to find the words, and it became my solace in times of uncertainty.

Each poem I penned was a step forward, a brushstroke on the canvas of my life story. I found inspiration in the everyday moments, the struggles, and the triumphs. And with every stanza, I discovered that my assignment wasn’t just about becoming a poet; it was about embracing the adventure of life itself.

College is a time of self-discovery and growth, a period when you’ll encounter challenges and opportunities that will shape your future. My advice to you is to hold onto your assignment, your passion, your purpose. Let it be your guiding star, even when the path seems uncertain. Like a poet crafting a masterpiece, you have the power to shape your own narrative.

So, as you embark on this exciting journey, remember that your life is an adventurous story waiting to be written. Embrace your passions, follow your dreams, and use them as tools to break down the barriers that stand in your way. Your assignment may evolve and change, but the essence of who you are and what you’re meant to do will remain. Write your story, one word at a time, and let it be an epic tale of determination, creativity, and the pursuit of your dreams.