November last year, I published a blog about the rough and tough road ahead of me, inspired by my personal feeling that time…the feeling of being tired and worried. That time I’m 3 tiring semesters away from being a professional and young economist. Right now? I’m 2 semesters away, I’m on the last year of my tiring but happy college life. I was able to recollect myself and with all confidence put a lot of efforts to be successful. I passed the previous semester with a highly satisfactory grade. I admit that for me I can get a grade higher than what I got but still I’m happy with that, I’m just too blessed to ask for more. Now my focus is on this semester, just 2 weeks after this semester started I can feel now too much stress. Well no one said that this is gonna be easy, now I got to recollect myself again, I need to find ways to keep myself going…physically,mentally,emotionally and spiritually.
Now whats the purpose of this blog? Hmmm, I think I’m doing this post to start my recollection process and to help others who are struggling as well.
Two semesters left, probably the biggest(hardest) semesters of my college life. Individual(hoping against all hope that this individual thing is not true though) thesis, OJT as well as tough economics subjects waiting for me. (Not sure if you can relate with me but believe me, it’s going to be tough.)
A young professional economist-to-be. yeahh cool. I’m excited but like what I have said my focus is on this semester. I need to keep myself going first, I need to work hard for this one.
Now enough with all my dramas, time to motivate myself and probably inspire my readers.
Looking on the challenges ahead of me gives me too much stress and a little fear (which is bad). With so much stress I’ve decided not to look on those challenges, rather I decided to take one step at a time. Why? Well because there are things you think you can’t do and if you see those things ahead you’ll get too much stressed. Those things might bother you but believe me, you wouldn’t now unless you try and when you try you must be confident that you can succeed. There are things from my past that I thought I can’t achieve but I’m wrong, I tried and I achieved. It’s right to have a plan but the focus must be on what’s going on right now rather than what is waiting for you.
Here’s another reason, one thing I learned from the mass I attended earlier.
“Don’t let your past hunt you and don’t focus on your future. Focus on today, appreciate everyday because everyday is a blessing from God, everyday is an opportunity to repent, believe and to help others. Focus on today.“
That’s another reason, by looking on our future we might fail to appreciate what we have today, we might fail to do things that we have to do today because our focus is on the future and we are too busy preparing for it to come.
Last reason is a simple reason given by my own faith. There are things that might be impossible for us to do alone, but those things are possible with God. In times that you think you can’t handle things anymore, call for Him, ask His help, He’s merciful, He is the King of Mercy and He will help you. You just have to believe in Him and be humble enough to admit that without him you’re nothing.
So yeah, friends, blockmates and to everyone who was able to read this post. We have to keep ourselves going, ONE STEP AT A TIME. GOD BLESS!
“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” “
-– Mark 10:27