It's gonna suck... But just dig your heels in and do it anyway.
You can swear. You can cry. Those are both excusable offenses while you're in school.
You might have to retake a class, or you may not get into the program of your choice the first time around.
Just do it anyway.
I'll tell you why.
With every step you take in the right direction, it will be confirmed to you that you're on the right path.
You may start your journey like I did, feeling absolutely certain that the goal is impossible, but you're going to give it a shot, just in case you're wrong. You may have complete confidence. Do it either way. You'll have moments where the path will be unclear, and doubt will inevitably start to creep up on you. But, more importantly, doors will materialize out of nowhere, options you didn't even know existed will make themselves known, and people will be introduced who can help you reach your goal. You'll get there. But only if you want it really really bad.
You might not hate it as much as you think.
I walked in to my first Microbiology class this semester with nothing but sheer dread. I hated studying all the organelles and processes in the cell in my Intro to Biology class, and the thought of spending months learning about bacteria and mold made me physically ill. Wanna know something funny, though? Four weeks later, I love what I'm learning. It's so applicable and fun to study all these microbes and pathogens. I help treat patients every day with strep, UTIs, fevers, colds, etc. Now I actually know what causes them, and why it's so important to have the right treatment.
Truly, NOTHING is impossible.
“Things work out, it isn't as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out, don't worry. I say that to myself every morning. It will all work out. If you do your best, it will all work out. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in him, if we will pray to him, if we will live worthy of his blessings, he will hear our prayers.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley
― Gordon B. Hinckley
I'm learning how to do this. I'm not perfect at it yet, but I really see the value in setting out on a path and sticking to it, even when I'm knee-deep in mud.
Ours is a generation of hand-outs and trudging the path of least resistance in every facet. WE'RE NOT DOING OURSELVES ANY FAVORS! If you choose to stand out as one who is willing to work hard for what you get, people will notice.
Eventually the end will come, and you'll realize that it was only the beginning.