How was everyone's Monday? mine was a bit stressful and rather tiring but that's ok because one day I'll look back and be happy that I worked so hard :) And what they say is true, no pain no gain! I truly do believe that the best things in life are those that you've had to work hard for because in the end it is so much more satisfying. I love to put myself in challenging situations, whether it is at work, at university or just life in general because that is when I learn the most. At the time it seems as if I'll never get to the end and sometimes I really feel like giving up and just calling it a day, but then I stop and think about all the reasons why I should keep going, take a deep breath, have some chocolate and get right back to it :)
And you know what? don't ever let anyone tell you that you should stop and that it is impossible to achieve what you want, because if your goal is reasonable to you (you and only you know your limits) and you really very badly want it, you will get there. I t might not be a straight path and it might take a longer time than others, but that is ok. The key is to remember that every one is different and we each go at our own pace but you just got to keep going.
I had a very hard time in my initial 4 years of undergrad and I even had to take an extra year to figure out my life, but if you had told me then that I would be working in a research lab and going to school for the degree that I am in now, I would have laughed in your face. I would not have thought that this would be possible for me but I just kept myself to work harder and keep going and I am so very glad that I did!
It is important to have one big goal, this is THE goal in your life I'm talking about. After that just give yourself little goals that will lead the path to your ultimate goal, this will make everything a bit less overwhelming, at least that is what worked for me in the end.
Oh and don't forget to live your life and ENJOY it! you only live once!
And here's a couple of pictures of what I wore today. I just had to go for an exam and then the library to study. I know the pictures are crappy but as I mentioned my camera was stolen (sharp pain in my heart every time I say that ) :( so for now my phone and my macbook are my best friends lol