Pinayist praxis is an individual and communal process of decolonization, humanization, self-determination, and relationship building, ultimately moving toward liberation
…gonna’ focus on refining myself. Come at me 2012 :)
— Practicing Pinayist Pedagogy
I don’t know where to start. I created this blog to capture moments that are going to make my fourth year memorable and that’s the whole reason why I bought my cool point and shoot but this is beside the point. It is my last Fall quarter of my undergraduate career. There’s a lot of lasts this year and yes it makes me sad but I’m also very happy. It’s weird. I’ve been focusing on my relationships with people that I care about you know…making time for them…being with them…really being present with the people who mean a lot to me. I think it’s getting harder because I’m realizing how much time is left and I find myself caring for more and more people every day. For me there is always time to be with folks that are important.
Looking back on this quarter I remember feeling ready and excited to take this year to the next level. I wanted to come out of UCLA a stronger and more confident Pinay. I knew I wanted things to be different this year because last year was such a struggle but I definitely came out on top ;). I got a better sense of myself and my values. Once I started taking classes I noticed how much I enjoyed them. It was different. Although I was not the best student that I could have been this quarter, I was definitely a better student this year than I’ve ever been (relevant education is pretty legit). Anyway, I can confidently say that I love school and very blessed to have this education.
A theme that has been running through my quarter is the value of relationships. I value the relationships I have with folks because I know that we are deeply connected in one way or another. I have been blessed with the opportunity to be invested in people’s lives. That in it of itself has made my fourth year memorable.
Check these moments out:
Let’s have more moments yuh?