Mission 28: I Was Here

March 11th, 2014 | Uncategorized

I know that I have touched on eHoops in my past blogs, however this session was different. We as scholars were asked to go around and talk to lads who we know of but didn’t know too much about. Along with talking to one of the lads we had to write down answers to selective questions. However, when it was all said and done, that wasn’t the case. I was the one who ended up getting questioned which was fine because my answers opened him up to me. He simply asked why are you here? Like, why do you do what you do? My answer was “Great question! I am here to make a difference in someone’s life. If I could change one…just one person’s life from what I am doing here through sport or just from my background or experiences in life, I will have done my part…” Then he goes on to say, “wow me and you are just alike” I said how is that? He replied, “I love to sing, and with my singing I would like to tell my life stories through song to change someone’s life as well.” He says you can do it with sport and I can do it with song! That right there just made my day. Speaking of which, that day happened to be my birthday. I turned 23 years old, on March 5th.


This year’s birthday was great in Ireland! I got the chance to see Beyonce perform in Dublin. I am a big Beyonce fan and I know practically all of her songs. However, what touched me the most about her performance is when she sung the song “I Was Here” because it reminded me of the conversation I had with the lad at eHoops. So I want to leave you with lyrics from that song… 


“I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time

Know there was something that, meant something that I left behind

When I leave this world, I’ll leave no regrets,

Leave something to remember, so they won’t forget


I was here

I lived, I loved

I was here

I did, I’ve done, everything that I wanted

And it was more than I thought it would be

I will leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here


I want to say I lived each day, until I die

And know that I meant something in, somebody’s life

The hearts I have touched, will be the proof that I leave

That I made a difference, and this world will see” 


#IWasHere #Ehoops #Change #Beyonce #Inspire  #jordanyear

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