Sherry Sah Contributing Writer
It is the beginning of the year and a new semester. We often find ourselves looking for new ways to enhance our growth, but pressure for us to be great and thrive is always questioned when classes that seem difficult come our way. It always seems that we’re fighting a battle trying to keep your GPA up high. Somehow, though, we find ourselves falling short.
Some days when entering class, you could have a random pop quiz and your mind goes blank. Thoughts of failure and not living up to your full expectations are tyrannizing you, self-doubt starts to unravel itself again, and the processes of disappointment keep replaying. You think to yourself, “whenever I try to reach my full expectations, bad things keep happening.”
Do not let these negative thoughts surface in your mind. You are strong. You will get through this. You did not come all this way to fail. Things will not always go your way. We need to always carry a positive attitude to fight this battle. These trials and tribulations are just helping you get prepared for what will come next. We need to learn how deal with disappointment by persevering. People who dislike you want you to fail, and you must prove to them wrong. Do not let frustrations set you back from trying to reach your destiny. Stop doubting yourself, you got this.
If you feel sad or depressed on campus, you have many different options available to you. You can talk to your advisor, or Eastern offers a guidance counselor on campus that you can get involved with. Don’t let yourself fall into that hole even though you feel like you’re sinking deeper and deeper. Listen to your favorite song, watch your favorite movie, or eat your favorite food. It won’t cure you, but it most certainly will help.