Success Takes Sacrifices. 

you can’t live the life you have & the life you want at the same time. You have to choose one. You have to change your habits completely.

Decide who it is you want to be, life is going to demand something entirely different for each decision.

Alot of people want to be successful but aren’t willing to give up the good for the great. They don’t want to live average lives, but maintain average habits. They want to work 40 hours a week, but not 80 to live their dreams.

Chasing your dreams isn’t a part time hustle. It’s more like 2 full time jobs. Living a few years, how others won’t- to spend the rest of your life how others dream.

Don’t let people fool you with their words and intentions. Don’t guide yourself by the habits of those who aren’t where you want to be. The road to success is a lonely one. We all have different obstacles to over come, and you need as little distractions in your life as possible.

Jinx Rambles About Dreams And Being A Product of Your Environment. 

First of all, I apologize for my absence. Last year I hardly blogged any, I would say I was just busy with life. But truth isI do a lot of my blogging at night, and I like to be in bed by nine because I have to get up and work at 5 o’clock in the morning. I will just not have the energy to sit in front of a laptop and type away, let alone trying to gather my thoughts to write something effective.but I’m going to do is use the speech to text thing and hopefully be able to give me my thoughts without rambling too much.

What I want to talk today is about dreams. I fortunately can say I’ve reached my dream being 28 yrs old on this Earth. Everybody does it, but some people gave up dreaming. Saying dreams are exactly that, dreams. Somewhere along their journey, life dealt them a bad card. In which, halt them or maybe even stop them in their tracks. It sucks talking to these people. I’m the kinda person that want to see everyone achieve what they want because this world is harsh, but yet can be so beautiful and we only guaranteed one shot at this called life. 

Majority of those people say they’re a product of their environment, and that’s why they won’t ever reach their dreams. For example, being a African American I can understand how our youth can get wrapped in what’s mainstream. Trying to reach a lifestyle only the %1 get a chance to enjoy, and they get all caught up with gang banging and drug dealing and before they know they’re 18 and get locked up. Let’s fast forward 10 years later. This kid is now 28 and he took his gf on a romantic city air tour. The man finally get a taste of something he wants to do, but wait he can’t because let’s be honest no one is going to hire a pilot with a record. Now I’m not saying that he didn’t deserve the charges. The law is the law. I just hate how people dreams are tarnish before they can even get a chance to realize what their dreams are and work towards them. With all of that being said I do believe there’s a lot of truth behind that quote. 

I grew up in a small town of Lacombe, Louisiana. My environment was a country upbringing. I was a bayou boy. I’ll spend all my extra time fishing, hunting, exploring the woods if I wasn’t at school or at football practice. I mentor young kids from the inner city, and at times of course it’s hard for me to relate. I just do my best and always try too tell these kids it’s so important to go out of their environment and see something new. Spend money that they have on adventures, and different stuff that interest them.
What do you dream about? And how that’s going for you? Also, do you believe in that you’re a product of your environment?

This is a crappie post. Lol. But I need to start posting regularly again. 

Why I choose to study biological engineering.

Usually when I’m out and about meeting new people and tell them I earned a degree in biological engineering I usual get “ew.” Mostly think I do it for the money thay this degree brings, which is not true. Let’s take a trip down memory lane. Keep in mind that I was a C average student and nowhere near wanting to study biology. I had interest in the science, but I never thought I was smart enough to obtain a science degree. It was really a miracle that I was accepted into LSU. Like most colleges, LSU is set up where you can’t declare a major your freshman year. At that time, I really didn’t know what I wanted to choose as my major. That semester I took sixteen credit hours. Two of those classes were both the lecture and the lab for biology. I hated the lecture, it just reminded me of highschool all over again. In the lab it was a totally different story. I enjoy working with the equipment, making wet mounts and doing experiments. After awhile the biology lab is what I looked forward to every week. One day, I made a wet slide of a plant. I clamped the wet slide to the electron microscope, focused it and I was blown away! I could see all the green dots (chloroplast) moving within the cell. To me it was pretty damn cool to see the disk-like structure that is responsible for capturing light and using it to change carbon dioxide from the air we breathe into usable sugars for the cell in a process known as photosynthesis. Sitting around after class I finally felt like I’ve found what I want to do. Eventually, I would commit to biological engineering.

Getting this degree was definitely a journey. It consumed me and totally changed my lifestyle.  Like I said, I was never the really smart guy. I had to study my ass off and doing internships to get some experience when I got closer to graduating. Sometimes, I feel like it costed me relationships with my significant others at the time and weakened my bonds with friends and family. I was so stress during the semesters because there was so much to learn. In the end, it was all worth it. Now I’m working as a research assistant. I’m so blessed I get to say “I don’t got to go to work.” Instead I’m saying, “I get to go to work.”

-JiNX
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