August 1, 2016
As the summer winds down and Fall semester fast approaches, it can be useful to take a step back and look at how far we have come. When I first got here, I was excited but had little idea of what to expect. Everything started moving so quickly. If I am being perfectly honest, after the second or third week I was feeling pretty discouraged and didn’t think I could accomplish what I wanted to achieve due to my inexperience with physics and engineering. I seriously considered dropping the program, but something deep inside me told me to keep trying. To take it as far as I could. I kept my feet to the ground and after a while, things got easier. I’m not particularly used to academic challenges, but I have faced my fair share of adversity in life and one thing I have learned is that giving up is the easy route. It takes work and dedication to follow a path of success. Everyone has doubts, and even when you can’t seem to believe in yourself always remember that there are others who believe in you. So don’t believe in yourself… Believe in the you who believes in yourself! Believe in me! Believe in the me that believes in you!