To The Moon and Stars


October 25, 2017 | Jaila Moore

Hey guys! I’m Jai. One thing that ALL of my friends know about me is that I LOVE BEYONCE! In one of her songs she says, “We’re gonna take it to the Moons, take it the stars.” That’s something I’m sure you’ve heard before but trust me, it’s a lot cooler when Beyonce says it. Anyway, the name of the song is called, “Lift Off.”

I’m from St. Louis, MO and most of us there don’t come from money or are very sheltered. As a kid, you only say what you want to do when you grow up because a teacher asked and you’re supposed to have an answer. When I moved to Houston, I saw people who lived lives that I couldn’t have imagined living. I saw people from all parts of the planet. I saw MY chance. Fall of 2015 I walked on the campus of Sam Houston State and… LIFT OFF!

I’m now a junior Criminal Justice Major, a Sambassador, an Orientation Leader, a tutor, President of an organization, a member of 6 other organizations, a poet and I have met some of the most amazing people in the world. It’s only going to get better. I won’t stop until I’m dancing on the Moon and the stars.