In life, you’ll meet countless people. Some that you will know on their face, some that you’ll never remember for more than a day, some that will leave you with something to remember them by, and there are the some that will find a home in your heart.
“Here’s to the security guards who maybe had a degree in another land. Here’s to the manicurist who had to leave her family to come here, painting the nails, scrubbing the feet of strangers. Here’s to the janitors who don’t even fucking understand English yet work hard despite it all. Here’s to the fast food workers who work hard to see their family smile. Here’s to the laundry man at the Marriott who told me with the sparkle in his eyes how he was an engineer in Peru. Here’s to the bus driver, the Turkish Sufi who almost danced when I quoted Rumi. Here’s to the harvesters who live in fear of being deported for coming here to open the road for their future generation. Here’s to the taxi drivers from Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt and India who gossip amongst themselves. Here is to them waking up at 4am, calling home to hear the voices of their loved ones. Here is to their children, to the children who despite it all become artists, writers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, activists and rebels. Here’s to Western Union and Money Gram. For never forgetting home. Here’s to their children who carry the heartbeats of their motherland and even in sleep, speak with pride about their fathers. Keep on.” — Immigrants. First generation. Ijeoma Umebinyuo.
Though i pursuit studying dentistry, at the end of the day, i really wanted to be a chef. Hope i’m strong enough to tell my parents what really my thoughts are about this because being in a dental school without any love and passion for it is so hard. But i know for sure, i’ll be a chef someday and my parents will be proud of me.
Live your life, take chances, be crazy. Don’t wait cause right now is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be. Live your life to the fullest, take a risk, conquer all your fears. Live, laugh, love.