A Moment in Time

            For the past few days, I pondered about what I would say in this blog post. Like I do for most of the prompts we get, I tell myself to speak from the heart. I believe the hardest about this prompt for me was my change in perspective. I don’t see myself being swayed by perceived “challenges” because I can grow from everything without fear. Being asked this a year ago I would’ve said I’m worried about 10-page papers, boring lectures, and failing horribly. I would’ve been worried about doing well and imagining the year being one of the longest in my life. The year was grueling but not because of school. Quite frankly, freshman year was an amazing experience for me. For a moment in time, life paused for everyone. Not to drown you in COVID talk, but I truly do believe that it came at a time where I was going through a much-needed change. So after acknowledging that Moses pre-March is a completely different person from the current Moses, what do I think will be a challenge going? Well for starters, a challenge pre-COVID or not was waking up in the morning. Besides that, I see all the “challenges” that may come this semester to be a chance to show resilience. Challenges that came to my head immediately are burning out, being tired of zoom, and having the drive to still get things done from home. A challenge that everyone can attest to is getting through this Zoom filled period of our lives. But even in that, I’m excited about what’s to come. Listening to professors every day for two hours doesn’t fill me with hope. This program gives me the spark and attitude I need to keep strong. The challenge of not burning out and having some kind of breakdown due to being overworked is intriguing to me. I’m a person that prides being a workhorse, but that isn’t always healthy. Taking time for myself, while planning carefully what my days and workload will be has been a joyful experience I wouldn’t experience a year ago. This is what I look forward to, I look forward to taking everything and growing because of it. That mainly sparked the idea to have a podcast be my project for this year. I know that I have a special and unique perspective that can help my peers and the world. My journey through reaching a high point in my life through, spirituality, therapy, and an array of books is something I would love to share. I look forward to the conception of that project and an amazing year with all of you. 

5 thoughts on “A Moment in Time

  1. Carolina Rosa Martinez

    This is inspiring. We are not the same as we were last year. Each day we grow even if is just a little. Also, even though the pandemic represents a great setback for many people, especially for their losses, I think is also good to acknowledge the positive within it and I think that is exactly what you are doing. I certainly wish you all the best. I am excited about your project and can’t wait to see the results! 🙂

    1. Moses Matos Post author

      Exactly my point! I believe that you get more from deciding you aren’t what has happened to you, but what you decide. As much as we can all acknowledge we are definitely in the history books for terrible reasons, we also had a pause of life that I don’t believe we’d have before. I wish you the best as well, be blessed! 🙂

  2. Kashema Hutchinson (she/her)

    Moses!!!!!! I love this! Perspective is everything and even though things can be daunting at times, the outlook helps us to get through. I am glad that you are taking care of yourself and seeing these challenges as a way to show resilience because we will fall from time to time, however, getting back is key. I look forward to your final project and what you will contribute to the world.

    1. Moses Matos Post author

      A changed perspective has given me the power to grow despite what is happening. It has also given me the power to truly step back and let myself breathe. Thank you for the comment and the positivity! ☀️

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