My words are as much encouragement for myself as for others. We all lose hope sometimes and we all stumble. Lets build each other up. Let your light shine!
January 11 I began my final semester at River Parishes Community College (RPCC). God willing, I will graduate with an assosiates in general studies with a concentration in arts and humanities in May. I am thrilled!
However, I must admit, this is hard.
For the most part, I was lucky enough to excel in school. I was able to keep above average grades easily, rarely even studing.
Now I am really feeling the effects of the cancer treatment.
I have trouble reading and speaking. I also write slow now, lest my handing is illegible. It has proved hard to keep up with the fast pace of the professors.
Many times I have just wanted to give up. I am behind in my studies and I am struggling to catch back up,
my professors are amazing and willing to work with me. They have both been so helpful in getting me through this semster.
Have I thrown myself into panic attacks because I am so scared I won’t catch up? Yes, yes I have. But then, after a panic attack, I step back and ask myself why it happened. What is of the utmost importance so I can go ahead and complete that assignment and then with a clear mind I can work on others too.
I WILL NOT GIVE UP
I will pass my classes.
I will graduate.
I will walk across the stage on May 15, 2018.
I will receive my associates degree.
I can and I will do this!
& YOU CAN DO IT TOO!
No matter what it is. I don’t mean just college graduation. I mean anything you set your mind to can be accomplished!
I love you all and thank you so much for taking the time to read my words,