The Day Grades Came In…

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Yup thats Me! HAHa after a semester where I was stuck in a glass box of emotion , I made it. Not only did I survive the semester and make it out alive but I put up them high grades baby. I might as well cut right to the chase and answer what you want to know from last time. I did pass Chemistry and I did marginally well at that. Not bad for someone who was in fear of failing a class right? Welp you know what they say. What DO they say? They say “hard work pays off” and mine did. I put my heart into those last weeks of school more specifically chemistry and I made it out of the fire.

I actually went a little broke in the process of my celebration. During finals week I told Tumbo that I would buy him and our team 3 rounds to signify the 3.wtv GPA if I got it. This was big for me because I’m on my own streak of academic GPA success and it was so important for me to get stay in the 3. club for this first semester. For obvious reasons ANYONE would want to be in the 3′s but this being the first semester I didn’t want to find myself having to dig out of a hole and put in twice the work just to get my head above water. Thing is when I told Tumbo ,although I was being serious about my bet. I didn’t always feel I would be able to get there , I just didn’t see it. None the less I’ve learned that the best thing to do is just put your head down and work..just work. So now with those grades I found myself having to live up to my end of the deal. Hard work had done its part. Three rounds for 4 other people is a lot of bread though no? Suffice to say I most likely won’t be making that offer again…but then again who knows Finals week does something to ya man.

Obviously this post is weeks after the actual release of grades, but I really wanted to take some time. See during this semester time was never on my side. This was a really trying semester on me , emotionally more than mentally. So I decided to just give myself that quiet time , just to take deep breaths, moments of nothingness and just to truly appreciate the success that I experienced in a semester that didn’t always look good.

Although these people already know I do want to say thank you. Thank you to my sister: I truly love you, and you are my rock , my shoulder , my guide , your everything in my life…Everything. I also want to thank my niece Gemma although your only 2 months old and can’t even keep your eyes open unless they are on that bottle you’ve become an indescribable source of love in me and your birth was the trip that helped me get my semester back on track. To my Team C**Ns/ NYR I already paid yall in rounds and I’m on a self imposed word count limit so *salute* . My parents (financially and  love wise the support is to much to pay back…esp the money part i don’t plan to give that back lol). Lastly to myself. I promised I would never leave myself out of ANY thank you’s cause my life has been for the better ever since I took full control and responsibility . Keep up the good work make yourself proud .. Affirmation is something huh?

About the Author

Kwame Belle is a senior journalism major and arts management minor at SUNY Oswego. He is also a member of the Sigma Pi chapter of the National Communication Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta.
Email: bellek109@gmail.com
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