A few days ago on Twitter I mentioned a personal anthem that keeps me going in hard times: Never stop until you've reached your goal. It is certainly easier to say it than it is to actually believe it and execute it.
This past week was a hard one for me. A huge next step in my journey as a graphic design student crumbled and I was left wondering what I could possibly do next. What can you do when things out of your control come and take something you are looking forward to? Do you wait for it to get better?
I am a pretty self-motivated person, but I always need something to hope towards - something I can reach to. Sometimes it's just a warm cozy home, and other times it is achieving a degree and a career. But in any sense, I think that hope and goals are essential. How can you enjoy life if you have nothing to hope for?
A while back I posted about my school situation. I ended up choosing plan #2 first, which was to go to a 2 year design school and try to finish up quickly. I got accepted to the school I chose (woot!) and was set to start classes in two weeks. And for reasons I can't really control, I'm unable to go. What a blow to the gut. I'm back to the drawing board, but I'm certainly not giving up.
During a phone call with my grandmother she said, "Maybe this didn't work out because that wasn't the right path for you and something better is coming." It was hard for me to hear that because I really was set on that path, but you know, sometimes it's true. So as a fighter, I'm picking myself back up, dusting myself off and putting on the hiking boots. If one route doesn't work, there is always another. Never give up, don't stop fighting.
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