I always believed this quote to be true. If you give up on something it means you didn't really want it in the first place.
I like this quote because difficult roads really do lead to beautiful destinations. One has to learn from their experiences and each and every experience shapes us into the people that we are meant to be.
Although I like to live in the comfort zone some of the time this is a good reminder that the things that are worthwhile are often on the outside of that comfort zone. They're the things that make you a little nervous, but you've always been curious about. Your job is to listen to your heart and follow that little voice inside to see where it leads you.
Why are you doing what you're doing?
I've been asked this question a lot recently and I guess my answer is you just try things out and see if they work out and if they do then great and if they don’t, hey at least you learned from it! I’ve always had this urge to try new things. Although I do something that I love during the day, I’ve found myself back in school at night. It’s been almost a year now since I’ve been back in school. I’m taking a Physics (Most interesting science I've ever taken by the way!) class and a prerequisite class for the certificate I’m going for and paying for it all by myself. I never really appreciated the value of time, money or having my tuition taken care of until I had to work for it. I know the struggle of having an exhausting day and coming home to squeeze in homework assignments that are due before midnight for my online class or writing reports on subjects that really speak to my heart. I know the struggle of trying to keep still in class for hours on end. I guess you find yourself in these situations that test you, like the question of whether you’re doing the right thing or should you keep going? Well of course I’m going to keep going because I know that the end reward will be worth it. It’s just funny how for years after graduating from College I didn’t even think about the concept of going back to school and now I find myself in the last year before the deadline to apply to grad school and I’m thinking about how I have to maintain a 4.0 and get enough volunteer hours to expand my range of professional experience in the field I’m going into, so I stand out amongst my peers. I know that you can’t really plan how life is supposed to turn out you just have to set some goals for yourself and wake up every morning with a smile because the process is the fun part. So although my mind struggles with its competition for neural resources to pay attention to one subject while thinking about another I can't help but think that I love the challenge and it's turning me into the woman I want to be.