edu180atl: deonte bridges
Today is the first day of classes for me here at Morehouse College. As I prepare to attend my first class, I have learned that the necessary thing to do to ensure my success here is to do all that I can do today, to understand that my success begins today.
My residence hall is named after civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois. As a result, I stumbled upon a quote today that alludes to my previous statement about my success beginning today and I quote, “Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year.”
Simply stated, I have learned that there is not any room for procrastination. I have to take full advantage of every second, minute, and hour because when I am not doing anything, there are hundreds of others who are doing something. I have learned that it is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow.
Deonte Bridges (@deontebridges) is a student at Morehouse College who made headlines last year by overcoming several adversities to become his high school’s first African American valedictorian in more than a decade.