September 3rd, 2018. Today I learned that you haven't lived life until you seek discomfort. Yes Theory, a popular youtube channel, challenges their viewers to get out of their comfort zone by exploring, creating, thinking, taking risks, and most importantly just living. During their videos they conquer challenges that present personal fears, and they include random strangers in their videos to motivate them to overtake their fears as well.
September 5th, 2018. Today I learned that the show Lost, a favorite show of mine, exhibited diversity like no other show had at the time. The many cultures include: Korean, Arabic, African American, Scottish, French, British, and Chinese. Television shows and movies of today undoubtedly portray diversity to the point where it has become normal. However, back then this was revolutionary and with the show being as popular as it was, it was a stepping stone for future television shows to build off of.
September 7th, 2018. Today I learned that world renowned artist and producer, Mac Miller, tragically passed away from a drug overdose. This came as a shock to many people including myself. As a fan of his music, it's devastating to see such a promising life and career cut short. His most iconic quote, "No matter where life takes me find me with a smile," will live on in our hearts forever, and he'll take that line with him into the afterlife.
September 9th, 2018. Today I learned that there was a shooting at an Alabama McDonald's leaving 1 person dead and 4 others injured. Just before the shooting, students were celebrating the Auburn Tigers' football game win over the Alabama State Hornets. It's a tragedy that incidents like this one, happen time and time again. There needs to be something done to enforce sturdier gun laws to avoid these preventable situations.
September 11th, 2018. Today I Learned that it's been 17 years since the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon took place. This moment in history will never be forgotten and the lives that were lost will always be remembered. Tragedy struck when two commercial airlines collided into both towers, and another commercial airline crashed into the Pentagon. There was also a fourth plane that crash landed into a field taking the lives of everyone on the plane. We will always remember this dark time in our nation's history, it is and always will be unforgettable.
September 13th, 2018. Today I learned that Trump's campaign manager stated that "Google is a threat to the Republic.
President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager blasted Google after an internal video recording of company executives lamenting the 2016 presidential outcome was leaked to the media on Wednesday.
Brad Parscale, the campaign manager, called the content in the video a “threat to the Republic,” and demanded that Google's leadership testify before lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
The video was recorded after the 2016 presidential election during one of Google’s “TGIF meetings.”
“Myself, as an immigrant and a refugee, I certainly find this election deeply offensive and I know many of you do, too,” said Google co-founder Sergey Brin in the video. “And I think it’s a very stressful time and it conflicts with many of our values.” At this point in Trump's Presidency, he could do anything and it wouldn't be surprising anymore.
September 15th, 2018. Today I learned that MIAMI (AP) — A heavy-duty response already is slogging through heavy rains and floodwaters to help people trapped or displaced by Florence's watery onslaught. Storm winds might be dropping, but rivers are rising and the next few days could bring the most destructive round of flooding in North Carolina history. As of right now, 11 people have tragically lost their lives.
September 17th, 2018. Today I learned that it's the legendary Phil Jackson's birthday and he turns 73 today. His legacy is cemented as one of the greatest coaches of all time, coaching the like of Shaq, Kobe, and Jordan. He led the 90's Bulls team and early 00's Lakers team to win a combined 11 championships. He also won a championship as a player, being a top reserve for the 1973 New York Knicks. Jackson was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a part of the Class of 2007.
September 19th, 2018. Today I learned that their was another shooting in Wisconsin at a workplace injuring 3 people. The gunman was killed by police officers. Middleton police initially advised residents to lock their doors and stay inside. Police later declared that no other suspects are outstanding and the public is no longer in danger. It's almost normal that these shootings occur on an almost day to day basis. This can't be normal, not anymore.
September 21st, 2018. Today I learned that a utopian-like society that thrived on emotionless people, a civil obedient population, or worry-free problems, would never or should never be an acceptable way to live. You lose more than you gain in this world, such as, independence, freedom, diversity, and so much more. A human being should experience both the good and the bad, because that's what life is always going to be like.
September 23rd, 2018. Today I learned that All-Star power forward, Anthony Davis, is going to be apart of the Klutch Sports team. Lebron James and Ben Simmons are already signed with Klutch Sports, which is a sports agency company. With the addition of Anthony Davis, the company will get even more recognition and hopefully attract even more notable players around the NBA.
September 25th, 2018. Today I learned that Kavenaugh denied any sexual misconduct claims in a Fox interview. He stated "I'm telling the truth."
In the interview, Kavanaugh emphatically denied Ford's claim against him, telling MacCallum that he was a virgin through high school and for "many years after."
"I was never at any such party," Kavanaugh said. "The other people who alleged to be present have said they do not remember any such party. A woman who was present, another woman who was present who was Dr. Ford’s lifelong friend has said she doesn’t know me and never remembers being at a party with me at any time in her life."
September 27th, 2018. Today I learned that keeping all of my emotions bottled up inside of me, isn't healthy for my mental health. I'm bound to explode if I don't let out my emotions in a healthy way. I had a mental breakdown today, due to the overload of all of my priorities, activities, and assignments. It felt great letting everything out, but I reached a very unhealthy state of mind, and I totally just broke down.
September 29th, 2018. Today I learned that the NBA Preseason is starting. I am an avid fan of the sport of basketball and I am very eager to watch some of my favorite players, such as Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin and Lebron James play. I am also excited to see how each of these players are going to speak up about certain issues plaguing our country, because there voices are prominent and they matter so much to their fans.
October 1st, 2018. Today I learned that it's finally spooky time. Netflix has come out with some new horror movies to make this frightful month, all the more frightful. To relive my childhood, I will be partaking in the trick or treat activity, where I will dress up as Thanos from Infinity War. These fun-filled holidays always provide a mental break for me to re-energize, and re-birth myself.
October 3rd, 2018. Today I learned that pro football player, Cristiano Ronaldo, has rape allegations. The Juventus forward, 33, said he was calm over "any and all investigations" as he had a "clear" conscience over the allegation he attacked Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. He spoke out ahead of her lawyers giving a press confer