A few things about me…

             My name is Robin A. Freeman and I’m a senior, graduating this Fall 2018 from theApplied Communication Department at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. My minor is management. I received an Associate in Science in Business in 2016 from Arkansas State University Mid-South in West Memphis, Arkansas. I’m a non-traditional, 31 year old. I graduated high school in 2005 with a certificate of proficiencyin media broadcasting and attended UCA immediately after high school. 

             I’ve had some setbacks and learned a lot about the support system I had growing up. My family provided material and money, but they failed to communicate when we needed to the most. I grew up seeking opportunities that would help me develop a strong mindset and would allow me to be parallel with like-minded and positive people.  By 2013, negativity flooded my life. I lost my, then, 23-year old little brother to a tragic murder. He was a  good, hard-working, intelligent, young man. The person or people who have his blood on their hands misinterpreted his image for wealth. He was a preppy guy, rich in love, humble, and compassionate.  I lost my best friend and I think about him alot. This circumstance describes much about me. I’m working hard to make my life better and more peaceful. I feel alone sometimes. I’m not sure many people know that.

             A few days after my brother left this place we live in, I told myself, “Don’tMake Excuses, Use Your Wings To Fly.” Ultimately, I began to think my name is Robin for a reason; I’ve heard it means to soar or to fly, even great fame. Yes, I tend to vent, but I’d like you to know through this portfolio that I’ve taken time to consult with God about my direction in life. He basically told me he got me covered and he’s right here with me to help me succeed, regardless if I can’t fully understand why I’m still left inside this place called Earth. I get therapy and because of my education from this department, I can easily converse about feelings and emotions. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree is something I’ve wanted toaccomplish for such a long time. Now, I’m close as it gets and I’m so pleased.

            I’m running my own race and competing with no one else. I know experts say the jobmarket and opportunities suggest we have a competitive edge. The man upstairs is my competitive edge. Through my education, I will be a leader. I’m going to be an excellent representative of a person who has overcome adversity through turmoil.  I encourage anyone with my favorite verse of the Bible: Galatians 6:9 “Do not grow weary while doing good, for in due season you shall reap if you do not lose heart.” No matter what education we have or who is born or who dies,we still need to understand the power of our tongue and the dialogue we play in our head. No matter what happens, you  determine your day.  I’m on a quest to exemplify influential skills to society through positive communicative interactions. Thank you for reading a little bit about me.