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October 18, 2015

The hard won victory

I’ve been studying hard for a human biology exam. Well, when I say hard, I really mean it was hard to study at all! Procrastinate much? I’m not going to lie, it’s a tough subject for me. I took this subject at 18 and scraped through with about 52 or 54%. So sitting it again felt like I hadn’t made progress. But this time, I put in the work. I fought my resistance. Sometimes I lost the battle, but I ultimately won the war. Today I received a high distinction for this subject. And it means more than the aces I scored in all the subjects that come easily. Because I sweated and swore over this one, the grade is not just a grade, it’s a personal triumph.
Sometimes in life we all struggle with something that seems to come easily for others. Maybe we are shy and see others light up the room. Or we’re always the single girl at our friends’ weddings. Maybe we see others reach the pinnacle in their careers, while we wonder what we’re going to do once we grow up… and we’re 40.
These times can feel relentless and disheartening, but when we reach that hard won goal it’s all the sweeter. So we dust ourselves off, we pick ourselves up. We keep going. And we will win.
Now I’d love to hear from you… what triumph in life are you determined to reach? Let me know in the comments, and you can be sure I’ll be cheering you on!