My Life

I am a 23 year old black male from Detroit Michigan. I am self-conscious, very impatience, lazy, focused when I want to be, and I am very impulsive. I have been going to Grand Valley for the better part of five and a half years. I have grown to tolerate Grand Valley, being that it was a huge culture shock to me when I first got here. The shock is a result of coming from a city much larger than this one and being made up of a very different group of people. I come from a family of five where I am the oldest of the three boys my mother gave birth to. My family isnít wealthy, but we also arenít poor. We are blessed with what God has provided us with. I claim to be a Christian, but have a very hard time showing it. A lot of people donít know the difference between being a Christian and being saved. I didnít up until a few days ago. All one has to do to be saved is believe that Christ died on the cross for their sins and rose again on the third day. Thatís the easy part, being a Christian is more than just believing in Christ. Itís striving to live and be like him, and thatís where I have numerous issues.

I accepted Christ as my savior when I was a child, I canít remember how old I was it was a long time ago. My father and mother are very religious, so my brothers and I were raised in the church. When I think about it school and my peers had a lot to do with how I act and am today. Take for instance cursing, my father and mother NEVER used profanity, but I have been swearing since elementary school. Thereís a ton of that I know about life in general that I didnít learn from my parents. For the most part who I am hasnít changed since the 8th grade. I have never been the most popular kid and I havenít been the kid that was picked on since the 7th grade. I have pretty much been the guy that was cool with the cool people and cool with the not so cool people. Itís still that way today, I get along with everyone even people that I canít stand.