So, recently I had told you guys that I had been accepted to my dream college that had denied me just months ago, but I persisted and got in for next semester.
Over the past few days I cannot fathom the amount of love and support I have received. Yesterday afternoon was one of the best days of the year and will be one of the most cherished moments on my life.
The past few days I have been getting a lot of love and support from family and friends via social media like instagram and twitter on my acceptance to Emerson and my dedication through the year.
Just yesterday Emerson UG tweeted at me welcoming me to the school (and have sent very welcoming emails). That night I had to give a Final speech for my Public speaking class and I absolutely delivered, in my opinion. It was about Suicide Prevention and mental awareness. I gave my personal story about my step brother Erin who committed suicide this October. I also talked about my personal issues with anxiety disorder, depression, Xanax, and I also came out as Bi-Sexual to the classroom. Before this point only one person knew about me being Bi... now I let a whole classroom full of strangers (classmates) know about it. Well, at the end of my speech the auditorium gave me a huge applause. As the class went on and other people gave their speeches they kept referencing me. I was brave last night. I did something I did not think I was going to do, but I got an overwhelming amount of support from my classmates and thanked god because I was thankful and hopefully for my future.
Later when I got home from class I opened twitter to see that my Highschool TV studio had given me their best wishes and congratulated me on my acceptance publicly. -- These guys have been a huge inspiration over the year and I would not be pursuing a career in film if I had not taken their class. It moved me a lot because it was the cherry on top of an amazing past few days.
-- I made a tweet during that night saying:
“How do I feel about 2017?
Well, I did it my way.”
and linked https://youtu.be/6E2hYDIFDIU Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”.
It is true. I did 2017 my way. I persisted through greatness and hardship through the year but at the end of it, I had reached my goal. I also stayed true to myself, which is very important.
2017 may have not been the best year of my life, but it is the year where I can say I grew a lot and for that I can say it is the most important year of my life so far.
- Kevin Everett