Year Deux

My second year of grad school has begun. It sorta sucks to know that I have one more year to go in my program, but at the same time it’ll give me more time to get some things in order. The first year flew by soooo fast! Like it’s scary how fast it came and went. Now I’m ready to tackle this second year. I’ve learned a lot of lessons last year – from operating on God’s time (which sometimes is a struggle), friendships, hair care, guy issues – been through it all. Now that I think about it, I may have been learning the same lessons, just in different forms. My biggest goal for this year is to work on my craft and tap into expanding on my hobbies. I want to perfect my writing, compile my poems, launch a new layout for the site, and start my IG account for HOTM (in hopes of gaining a larger audience). Ultimately in the long run, with this degree and license I want to become my own boss! In this digital age of entrepreneurship there are plenty of tools to help point you in the right direction. I’m making moves but I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds! There’s no greater satisfaction than seeing your vision become a reality. I’m taking it step by step, and working on each goal simultaneously.


This year I have three classes just as I did in spring semester. All very interesting courses – Multicultural Counseling, Human Sexuality, and Ethical & Legal Issues. I think I’ll actually be reading the books this semester lol. There’s “Why Do All The Black Kids Sit Together in the Cafeteria?” and “Cultural Diversity” for Multicultural, and some random books on Human Sexuality & The Erotic Mind for the Sexuality course. I’ll probably skip out on the Ethics book just because friends told me you really don’t need it to pass the class. All the while, I’ll be saving money!

The first week is over and I already have mini papers due next week. Thankfully I am not a procrastinator and everything’s pretty much finished. I’m still working on the one for Multicultural because it reallllyy made me reflect on some things – in terms of my own stereotypes and biases about other cultures. I’ve been reflecting for the past two days .. I have 2 pages left so I’ll be finished soon.


I’ve been learning and re-learning this same lesson my whole life thus far. I take ALL of my friendships very seriously (even my acquaintances). What I have a hard time coming to terms with is losing friendships or growing apart. I’m not one to be quick to cut someone off because we fell out, or if they did something to me. My mom always (and I mean ALWAYS) tells me that people pass through our lives for various reasons and everyone’s not meant to stay. I agree with her. I firmly believe that we are placed in each others lives to either be a blessing or a lesson, and sometimes we can be both!

Here’s a short quote by one of my fave IG poets/authors, Alex Elle. I believe she said it best:


bisous, Bree ❤


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