Welcome to my official blog! I am honored that you are taking the time to read this and the entries about my life endeavors, as well! This is my life as a Halfrican American (Half Black, Half White)!
My name is William Nicholas Trujillo, otherwise known as Nick, and I am 20 years-old. Being born and raised in Pikeville, Tennessee is like driving down a road that leads to nowhere. It’s fun at first, but then you find yourself trying to find the answer to, “Why am I still here?” So naturally, after high school, I packed my bags and moved to Chattanooga, TN. My Freshmen year at The University of Tennessee, at Chattanooga (UTC) was quite the interesting. I lived in the dorms with a friend from home, and two other roommates (both from the Nashville area). I was a Business major, just trying to find my way around this big new city, with the help from a few new and old friends. The summer after my first year, one of my roommates took his own life. I still remember the day I got the phone call. Devastated. Heart-broken. Angry. I had never experienced something like this, and certainly not with someone I was so close with. It was hard, and kept getting harder. He was a Computer Science major. Always happy, always laughing. Every time I think about him, i always remember this one conversation we had when it was just me and him in the dorm one night. It was an unusual night that ended up with us talking about what we wanted to do after college. He wanted to be some form of a writer. He had all these stories in his head that he wanted to share with the world. I felt so excited for him when he was telling me these things, but I was also a little jealous. I’ve always loved writing, but I’ve never thought of it as a field I could go into, until now. My Sophomore year at UTC was so much different than the first. I changed my major to Communications with a English: writing minor, and was living with three, brand-new, random roommates. It was different. I was different. After that first college summer, I changed. I promised myself that everything I do now would have a great impact from my old roommate. With every decision I have I take into consideration, what would Ty do? I love meeting and talking with new and old friends, going to church, trying new restaurants, laughing until I can’t breathe, binge-watching Netflix, and taking pictures of everything so I don’t remember, but I’ll never be able to do any of those things with Ty again. That’s why I appreciate every day. I love the little things in life, and will forever love the night it was just Ty and I talking about our futures.
This blog is dedicated to Tyler Trumble. May the world know and appreciate your amazing and adventurous life story one day.