There is nothing to be afraid of.

February 23, 2013 at 10:06 PM 3 comments

So I was reading some old blog posts, and I stumbled across one of my favorite posts: What if they are just as afraid of you?

I got to thinking yesterday morning about all of this and I wondered what would happen if every student could set aside their fears and choose to love their professors, classmates, studies. I wondered what might happen if I could set aside my fear of math, and just appreciate the good things about it. Learn to love it for what it is, instead of trying to change it into something that one former elementary school teacher told me I was bad at. Instead of turning it into the class that could ruin my college career. Maybe I’ll take a math class soon.

Wow. I still have difficulty believing that at any point in my life I held that insight (or any insight, some day) in my head. I can’t believe I shared it so eloquently.

I can’t believe how much the general message has stuck with me, even though I had forgotten most of the precise words.

I signed up for an accounting class. Principles of Accounting II, actually. I genuinely like it.

I love how amazing I feel after I complete the homework correctly, or even mostly right. I love how energetic and charismatic and helpful the professor is. I love how unique each individual student in my row is, and how we all still manage to help each other out and share snacks. Just like my first college class I was overtaken with invalid fears before I started last semester. Just like my first college class I was proven wrong on the very first day, and I have loved it ever since.

Life is what you make it. Make it count. Make it good. Make it YOURS.

Happy Adventures,
Heather

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  • 1. Jaclyn Rae  |  February 24, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Aw, good for you Heather! I love your fiercely brave heart 🙂

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    • 2. Jaclyn Rae  |  February 24, 2013 at 8:58 PM

      PS- the new layout looks amazing!!

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    • 3. Heather  |  February 26, 2013 at 12:38 AM

      Thank you 🙂 I quite like the new layout too. I’ve taken many self-portraits since last year, and wanted something fresh.

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