I recently finished my last assessment for the semester and am on break for a few weeks. Overall this semester, I have written approximately 23,700 words in total and spent countless hours doing research, readings, and writing. I worked hard and although I don’t yet have my grades back, regardless of the outcome, I am so proud of myself.
Next semester will be the final semester of my degree, and I know I will do as much as I can to ensure I come away with the best degree possible. I want to graduate feeling like I have learned as much as I can and am able to put the skills I have learned to good use, to help make this world a better place.
I believe it is so important for us to have pride in our accomplishments. As young people we are all involved in various pursuits: study, work and volunteering to name a few. We often put a lot of time and a lot of heart and soul into the activities we do, and strive to be the best we can be.
But I think sometimes it is easy for us to feel like we haven’t done a good job – that our grades are not high enough or our projects are not successful. I know that I can be my own worst critic at times, and I know this is something a lot of young people struggle with.
So, I want you to think back to something you have done recently that you have put a lot of yourself in, and really allow yourself to feel proud of what you have achieved or what you are working towards.
Your efforts are enough, even if it does not feel that way at times. You are doing amazingly, and you deserve to feel pride in that.
After all, Sierra Boggess once said, “You are enough. You are so enough. It is unbelievable how enough you are.”