Thanks to the bracelet!

Yup, I’m officially superstitious. I talked about the Pandora Bracelet my mom gave me last year in my last post. It has brought me so many blessings, including my mom back into my life. For the past four years, we’ve had a rocky relationship. Well, really since my dad’s death. We argued, would go months without speaking to each other, but talk when necessary. Our relationship has never been perfect, but i like to call it “unique.” We both have a tendency to leave the past in the past and not discuss it; a gift and a curse. I find it ironic that in the midst of us not talking I decided to start wearing the bracelet.

I still wear the bracelet everyday, I don’t plan on taking it off. I also got a scholarship for graduate school; it isn’t much but every little bit helps. It was a Dean’s scholarship for academic accomplishments and potential. I am grateful to be checking another goal off of my list. It’s still surreal that I’m moving back to New York. It still has not hit me yet that I’m going to be hundreds of miles away from my nephews and god babies.

I find pleasure in knowing that I’m pursuing my dreams and that they would want the best for me. I’m setting an example for them, my current and future family.

Now, to find an apartment in Syracuse. I’ll be traveling there in a few weeks, to explore. If anyone has any suggestions on places to live or things to do in Syracuse, please let me know. I want to make the most of my trip before I have to buckle down and study.


Opinionated Ray

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