What I took away from Kendra and Efueko’s story is primarily that you need to be able to be your own person and not let others define how you choose to live your life. Of course listen and take other peoples advice, because there is almost always something people can teach you about the world and yourself, but their words are not final. The part about the 5 senses and how they connect to you and your soul also struck out to me. I’m not really a strong follower of religion, but I am somewhat interested in the spiritual and believe there is a God or higher power so even though I’m not really looking at it exclusively through God I do believe that the universe has plans and is guiding me and others through the small things that take place daily. It just fascinates me to think that you can have your whole life in front of you and all of a sudden something major or small happens and takes you on an entirely different journey for both better and worse. I guess it just goes to show life really is a mystery you can never truly navigate and that’s both comforting and terrifying . Overall really enjoyed their presentation and energy, they seem beautiful both inside and out.
Alexis Alicea was a wonderful speaker and I really enjoyed her presentation. It taught me a lot about taking advantage of shapes, dynamic lighting, and thinking outside the box in terms of creativity. Her photos were vibrant and beautiful regardless of the projectors limitations. I really like that her main quote is just simply be yourself, it’s so simple yet it always packs such a punch and people often times need to be reminded of it. I also think it’s cool that she uses photography as a way to show the world what she sees. Its just such a cool and artistic way to look at photos. Just overall a really chill and kind speaker, definitly would love to hear from her again one day.
The speaker was really fun to talk to. I admired his passion and determination to do something he loves and make it profitable. I hope to one day have that same level of motivation. His profile was really good and I like the fact that he wants to bring company’s websites into modern times, since of lot of them are stuck in the past. His hope in young people was really sweet and inspiring as well. He seems really well rounded and I hope to see him and his company get bigger and bigger.
Despite all the yawning I did in the beginning, Mr.L ended up being one of my favorite speakers. I admired his views on perseverance and looking within yourself before giving up on something. I also really looked up to his goals of helping people grow and how that helps him grow in return. I’m big on personal growth and looking within myself, so being able to help others do that and realize things about themselves that they otherwise wouldn’t, would honestly mean a lot to me. I aspire to have such a strong level of control over my job and just personal actions in general. That’s something that I know I need to work on so seeing someone be able to balance so much while keeping that level of authority is really cool. Overall he seems like a really hardworking guy that cares about his community and I really respect that.
Mr.Uriah was a really fun speaker. I really liked how interactive his presentation was, turning it into a workshop for us to learn more about ourselves and how our own goals could be used to help others was a really good idea. It showed us the basics on how he gets his clients to think about how they’re brand will work to help others, with whatever services they are providing. I also admire how open he was about his past and how he worked to overcome it through Christ, it was really inspiring and I admire people who are that honest. His workshop really helped me look within myself and think about how I can not only help myself right now, but others as well. I’ve always had the goal of helping other’s, but as he said life gets hard and you can often times get lost on the journey. Writing out my goals for myself and others helped me find my footing a bit more right now so I thank him for that.
Self and Family
I’m Samorra, currently an uprising senior at UB, here’s a few facts about me!
High School Experience
I go to school at Milwaukee High School of the Arts and while it might not be the best school I still enjoyed it for the most part. I think what made it good was the environment that it had, along with my friends of course. The environment is really chill and majority of the staff is pretty understanding for the most part. It’s also just fun being around a variety of creatives, no matter the skill level. Of course the memories made with friends in that school will always hold a special place in my heart and I think that will be what I miss the most. Seeing them everyday and not being busy with the more intense responsibilities that will soon plague us. Now academically speaking my favorite subject is English and my major, creative writing. I’ve always enjoyed writing, since I feel like writing and words in general are such a beautiful thing that can convey so many different emotions and thoughts. It’s always amazed me that there are so many different ways to write about the same topic and no one way is the right or wrong way to go about it. My English teacher, Mr.Branderhorst, does a great job at tying the things we study into the real world, bringing up real world issues and helping us be able to express how we feel about said issues through the power of words. Definitely a inspiration to me when it comes to his kindness and being able to think outside the box. Overall when I look back I enjoyed my high school experience a lot more than I thought I did. Even with all my schools faults I was still able to make the most with what I had.