I write this as I sit here waiting for my last final exam. I survived. Successfully I should say.
This semester has been a whirlwind, going to events/juggling this whole author thing along with studying and working all the time. I’m not beat because I’ve been through much worse but it’s nice to say that I am motivated.
Guess it’s weird to say that I’m prepared and ready to tackle next semester with all that life is going to throw at me. Yes, Christmas break is going to be a nice refresher but I’m ready to get to work. Odd I know, I just finished finals.
Though if I’ve learned anything over the course of the near two years I’ve been in college it’s failure is an option. Failure is real and it can be a very daunting thing, but it doesn’t have to be. Same with saying “next time I’ll do better”, if next time isn’t now then when does next time come, because next time sure doesn’t come next time. I know what a real tongue twister.
Anyway what I’ve learned as a college kid and as a young author is that you have to hold yourself accountable for your life. You are responsible for taking away your option of failing. Instead of eliminating the I cants you are not acknowledging them, you just do what must be done. It’s learning to live without the limitations of your fear.
I’ve had other students say to me “oh you are always so put together and organized”. I will be the first person to admit I am highly unorganized and naturally I’m a mess 24/7. But do you know what the difference is? I try to do better. I don’t accept my failures, instead I continue to do better.
Whether you believe it or not, failure provides a new opportunity to grow. It’s called making good out of ugly. It’s true with taking finals in college, shit happens and there’s a lot of times we don’t want to get up after a failure. But what can I say, we do. Every single time.
As some people tend to detest positivity, they may not like what I’m saying here and that’s fine. But, in the aftermath of this finals week, whether good or horrendous, us students and others should take away a few things.
We now have a new opportunity to do better and we will be fools if we choose to waste it. Yes college kids, get your head out of the gutter.
As one of my all time favorite quotes goes – “We’re all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde