October I attended the Scholastic F.A.C.E. symposium. I would like to start this blog entry by saying “thank you” to all of those who attended and for all the positive feedback, comments, and conversations that I had at the symposium and afterwards. I really enjoyed the session. Every time I see the Beyond the Bricks, it seems a little different. Whenever I see the documentary I start to tear and I am reminded of my personal struggles, and the victories that happened as a result of them. I know that the struggles of my past are not the last that I will face.
Someone asked me last week, “What has beyond the bricks has done for you?” At first I could not answer this question. It took me almost a week to arrive at my answer; however, it is one that is difficult to verbalize. It seems a bit perplexing that a person like me, one who is usually never at a loss for words, is struggling to verbalize how I feel.