Thanksgiving day alone, the first one lone. Honestly it feels like just another Thursday to me. This reminds me of a Rocky I quote, “It’s thanksgiving to you, Thursday to me.” As a young man, it don’t matter much to me, in 5 years though, things need to be figured out. I’ve been told that I can’t be recording my classes because of school rules.
To put it bluntly, I’m sick of all these school rules. I’ve been told I can’t wear polos, I can’t wear jeans, I can’t sit on the floor and now I can’t record lectures among other things. The unconventional things I’ve been doing has been to study myself, but also keep my interest in my current work at a time when I feel like the 2nd term is feeling much like the first one so I’m not making the best use of my time.
I made a promise to teach these kids a second term. Being a man of my word, I’m learning that there is a price to be paid for keeping your word. That’s what gives it value. It would be a hell of a lot easier for me to break my word and bounce. Just like it would be easier for me to have broken my word to my mom about taking her traveling.
Guest that’s what gives my word its worth, sacrifice.
Kingston S. Lim
November 28, 2019