I’m feeling so motivated tonight. I fell behind on school work last week because of some family problems and so tonight my work is piled up. I’m pulling an all-nighter to get caught up on this school work before I have to go to work at 6:30. Whenever I have to do a mass amount of homework like this to catch up, is when I do my best work and I somewhat enjoy the learning I’m doing. I hate that I can’t get it done originally and that it comes down to this, but whatever works!
A feeling of confidence has come over me while working on this. I had a hard time making grades last semester so I’m taking online classes to get my GPA up. My confidence arises from the fact that I know I can get good grades on these online classes and work ten times harder come fall semester. The college I go to is where I want to be, and I know I deserve to be there. I should have just worked harder my first year there. I know what I am capable of achieving and I’m going for it! There’s no regrets of my past year, what happened, happened and I can only go forward.
A sense of reflection has also come up on this night. I have learned from my mistakes, like slacking off on school work. If I had regrets and could change this past year, it would have made my experience so much different. Sure, certain things that happened sucked, but they would not have made me the person I am today. My mistakes taught me a lot and I am a better person because of them. What is life without a few bumps in the road? Bad or good, they make life worth living. You can only go from here. So with that being said, I am taking advantage of learning from my mistakes and doing so much better, starting with these summer classes.
It is up to me to work hard and take advantage of the opportunities given to me. Life hands me the tools, sometimes in the weirdest of ways. It is my job to take those tools and use them to my full advantage to get where I want to go. God has a plan for me- and it is a great one, I just know it. He has a plan for us all. Sometimes it is not obvious, so you have to be open-minded and take advantage of opportunities as they arise. It is okay to get off track, as long as you always find your way back. Have some fun along the way too, and make every moment count. You never want to be that person who has regrets. It is almost seen as a bad thing to have them. Just learn, and move on with your life. Even if you just have to take it one day at a time. Do what’s best for you and make your dreams happen.
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” -Albert Ellis