“I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow.You either evolve or you disappear.”- Tupac Shakur

I feel the need to begin a blog as I am growing. Writing, was never a passion of mine, until recently. I re-enrolled in college six months ago and dreaded having to take English Comp 1&2. I had previously worked at a night club for years, and upon realizing that I needed to make some changes for myself, I also realized that I wouldn’t be able to make a career of that job. Beginning college was a bit challenging, but very rewarding. The final payoff is out of reach until completion of my degree, however achieving excellent grades is very self-satisfying. I spent five weeks writing a research paper for my final assignment in Comp 2. The paper was on poverty and the effects that it has on an individual both physically and psychologically. To my surprise, I enjoyed writing this paper. I waited a week after turning it in to receive my final grade, which ended up being 100%. As much as I once hated writing, I now love it. I have found a new form of self-expression that I am hoping that others will be able to relate to my writing and find it enjoyable. Since the start of my courses, I realized that I am growing as an individual and my hope is to share some of my thoughts, experiences, and opinions with others.