A Black Mans Journey

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Christopher Charles



A Black Man's Journey

Shoes are a necessity for modern day society. They come in all sizes colors styles and shapes. In some places you aren't even allowed to partake in anything unless you have a pair of shoes on. This illustrates the importance of shoes in society. Not only are they vital for life but they are also a form of identity that shares a story on the adventures that your toes leap you into. It has been known that you can tell a lot about a person by looking at their shoes but can you really?

Being a first generation to go to college has been very pressuring. Everyone adds anxiety to my journey in college because they are all expecting me to bring fortune and greatness with my career. With my mom constantly telling me that she doesn't want to end up in a nursing home doesn't make it any better either.

Science isn't an easy major and being at this university has taught me that it won't be. There was a seminar held for students within the science pre-med major. I didn't care to go due to the thought of completing my assignments for my classes on time. However it was not till the end of the seminar that my life received an imprint from a person who at the right place at the right time.

A man that graduated from med school walked towards my way as if he was sent to deliver a message that was specifically assigned for me. He asked simple questions like what wanted to do in life. I responded that I wanted to be in the medical field. He told me that it wasn't going to be easy and to remember that you can do it...