“I Am a God”
I haven’t quite figured out how to be a fan of myself yet, but Kanye helped me stay in school.
“If you’re a Kanye West fan, you’re not a fan of me, you’re a fan of yourself. You will believe in yourself. I’m just the espresso. I’m just a shot in the morning to get you going, to make you believe you can overcome the situation that you’re dealing with all the time.”
It was the evening before a final exam when my boyfriend at the time broke up with me over a misunderstanding that never should have happened in the first place.
My first year of college was full of emotional highs and lows – mostly lows. They say the transition between high school and university is always tough, but I didn’t know it would mean breaking down in frustration after receiving a failing mark for a midterm that I had spent days preparing for. My boyfriend, in a feeble attempt to console me, said, “It’s easy, if you just try harder.”
I remember the night of the breakup very clearly. I was in the middle of cramming for a history exam. I remember begging him to save the breakup conversation for later because I desperately needed to have a clear head for my exam. But he insisted on having the conversation right there, right then, in front of my dorm hall in the front seat of his car.