Hello and welcome to part 2 of my journey to getting a qualification, if you missed part one you can go back and give it a read.
Honestly, there are times when I wonder what the point of all this is but things are going pretty well.
What I’ve learnt is that it all boils down to having confidence and believing in yourself and your ability to get shit done. When that negative voice in your head tries to talk down on you and tell your you’re a failure and can’t do it, give it the middle finger and keep pushing because it’s a lie.
Feeling defeated because you know you’re not good at something before you even start is one of the reasons why things didn’t go so well for me before. I ended up putting things off because I felt like I couldn’t do it when in fact I’m perfectly capable and it’s totally doable.
Having supportive friends who are in the same boat as you is also a huge help. It’s nice to have someone to reach out to when you’re in a slump and give you that little bit it courage when you need it.
This semester started off really well and I’m feeling confident and looking forward to my results at the end of the year. Despite having a full time job and trying to be present in other aspects of my life, I’m doing the damn thing. Sure, sometimes energy levels are non existent but we just push through anyway and just get it done.
I’ve found that attending seminars has been a huge help for me in terms of learning tips and tricks and applying what works for me to help me with my academics. It gets really tough at times, especially with the comments about if and when you’ll ever stop being a student.
I know I can do this. I won’t be trying to pursue an education forever because this time, I’m walking away with my qualification at the end. No matter what!
I’m driven by more than just myself this time. I’m driven by hope for my future.
You wanna hear something silly? Sometimes when I feel like giving up, I remind myself that I’m not just doing this for me, I’m doing it for my kids.
P. S my kids are still in my ovaries.
Anyways, being optimistic and excited about learning goes a long way to getting good results. All that matters is that one tries their best.
Like my primary school teacher used to say…
You can’t do better than your best.