Where Have You Been?

feature image by: Brezaja Hutcheson @photographyby_z or @fridasflower


I sometimes think that this was all started by my professor challenging me to see if I could actually create something that was more than a school assignment, and now it has grown exponentially bigger than I could have ever imagined.

My personal life has been a little hectic and at the moment, and I am getting to the point where real life adulting in appearing more present, responsibilities are becoming greater, and more independence is arriving. I am interning this semester at Richmond Magazine which has been so amazing to learn something outside the university and not giving all of my time to a place that will soon be calling me an alumni. Just like high school college is not forever and although you will always have the connections, friends and memories you make while there it is in the end all up to you how much you prepare for the next step to get to where you want to be. I also have been working with this amazing team creating a new platform to speak on issues that mean a lot to me and my intersectionality as a Queer Black Millennial. I have almost all A’s and am looking at the next step consistently on how I can make my dreams a soon to be reality. All in all life is going good and I really can’t complain.

In times like this I wonder a few thoughts. The first to come to mind are; why am I still single, what will my life be like in the next five years and what do I have going on tomorrow? And the answers are, I feel like there is no one left to date with a good head on their shoulders in a thirty mile radius of Richmond (and no I am not discrediting all of you out there who I have yet to meet with a good head on your shoulders). I just I hope and pray to be living in New York working in a decent paying job and a quaint apartment, and tomorrow is class as well as dropping off a package in the mail that I have been neglecting for a week now.

So I guess you could say between being on the go with working, school, interning planning for the future and everything in-between I have been a person who has finally found some serenity in this everyday mad rush we call single 20 something college student life.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin


Thanks for reading.

Yours Truly,

Miles S. Hicks

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