Its Tuesday August 26 2016, i’m sitting in the passenger seat of a sand colored Honda civic the green lights on the dashboard clock read 12:34 in the morning. In the car with me is are my best friend Maddie is sitting in the drivers seat as it is his car and my other two friends Brianna and Aron are sitting in the back seat. Maddie has been my best friend for six years now we had gone through elementary, middle school and high school together I honestly couldn 't imagine a day in my life where she wasn 't there for me. Conversation is easy when we all get together perhaps its because we spend so much time apart with work and school coming together like this where our schedules match up is a rare and thoroughly taken advantage of. We are all excited because you see today isn 't just any other day were we go out a 10 in the afternoon and come back in the late early mornings, no tonight we were celebrating because Maddie was leaving to the mainland to start school in California.
Who is Timothy Lucious? I tend to ask myself the same question of “Who am I”? At this present day I come to realize that I am a lot of things in this world today. I live by a certain rules in my life: that God comes first in everything I do, Family is the most important thing to me, and Football is my passion and First love. I am a person who loves football, it has been my love and passion ever since I was a child.
Best Buddies International aims to empower individuals with disabilities through personal development and one-on-one friendships. I helped the organization promote friendships and equality for those with disabilities. I helped the organization educate the campus on social justice issues surrounding disabilities. I served as the treasurer for the Simpson College chapter of Best Buddies International for two years. During this time, I successfully requested money from the Student Government Association to pay for events like the Goodwill Fashion Show and march to End the Isms event.
If you were to ask me four years ago who I would imagine myself ending up like after high school, it would not be who I am today. The 13 long, and sometimes dreaded, years I experienced in school helped me discover the type of person I wanted to become. Finishing high school was the first milestone that I achieved as an adult and helped me discover my adulthood. Parker Palmer states student fears in his essay “The Courage to Teach” and Amy Tan discusses language barriers in her essay “Mother Tongue” which showed me how it was that I overcame my fear of rejection and the feeling of being ashamed about my mothers broken English. It is through their work that I can relate my personal struggles I encountered while finding my identity.
Friendship “A best friend is someone who you can talk to, who won’t judge you, loves you for you, and most of all, makes you feel like you’re worth something.” -Anonymous. For example in the novel Freak the Mighty, Max and Kevin truly demonstrated a strong friendship. They especially accept each other without judgement, and they made each other feel like they belonged. In fact friendship is very important because having a good friendship can help you get through hard times.
Snap. A pregnant moment of still. Aya stares into my eyes in utter disbelief. I barely believe it. I however, cannot deny the raw feeling turning in my gut as I drop Daniel’s pale head, his limp body falling to the floor at my feet.
This past week I attended my field hockey senior night ceremony. I can honestly say I didn't know whether to be happy or sad. After 4 long years, I finally got to stand in line with my fellow seniors on the team to run under the field hockey stick bridge. Seeing the entire field decorated was heart warming. Tears of joy streamed down my face as my name was called.
I would first like to start off by thanking you for your time to listen to my plea. I’m saddened that it has come to this. However, I’m grateful that I have a chance to voice my opinion. I would then mention why I left the area, which is why I was incarcerated in the first place. I would explain my son’s situation and how I was doing what was best for my family.
I was a PAL recently during the Fall, 2016 semester. Being a PAL, gave me the opportunity, to have a leadership role, and meet more people on campus. I am an English major with an Adolescent Education minor; I am working towards completing the STEP program here at Adelphi. During my time as a PAL, I worked closely with Camille Pajor; She was the instructor paired up with me, to teach this 1-credit class. Being a PAL has helped me tremendously.
Acceptance in Society From the beginning of time, acceptance has played an important role in society. It is only human nature, to try and be accepted into a group of people. Explained by Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, where social needs are expressed as the 3rd level before self-actualization. Which is what we all strive towards whether we know it yet or not. Acceptance or a sense of belonging can be reasons behind, how we form social groups like cliques, the reason we act the way we do and why we dress the way we do.
The Potter and the Clay Friends are the raft you need to float when your arms are too tired to swim. They are your rock, your beacon, and your center. Your friends shape not only what you are today but what you will become tomorrow. Friends are the potter, and you are the clay they mold your identity and make you who you are. In the novella The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a tale about a young girl named Esperanza, who uses vignette style writing to create a story of how friendship shapes the life of a young girl.