I had a somewhat unceremonious first day back on campus. Seeing as we had a good amount of rainfall hit Kingsville, I was severely disappointed to find out that there was no scent of fresh cut grass looming through the open lawns of Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
As if that wasn’t enough to bring me down just a little bit, I was also saddened to find out so many of my friends and colleagues were going through a tough time obtaining their loans, scholarships and grants.
That’s a feeling that resonates with me because I certainly know what it feels like to not have enough funds to pay your tuition, rent, or even have enough to buy food or groceries. It’s not a whole lot of fun.
I give you both of those analogies just to paint a broader spectrum of down moments you might have this semester. But I think it’s equally important to recognize the broad spectrum of good times you’re about to have this semester as well. And those awesome moments are truly reliant on if you allow them to happen.
Personally, since it’s going to be my last semester here at TAMUK, I’m coming from a reflective prospective.
At the end of my road here, just months before graduating, I can look back and truly appreciate all the times that things didn’t go my way. I look fondly on the times where I fell flat on my face.
It’s because of those that I can look back and say, “wow, I really don’t feel like falling flat on my face again.”
So with that I say, welcome back. If you’re not having a great time right now, just remember that those bad times won’t last.
What will last however is your perseverance and the knowing that you have what it takes to make this the absolute best time you can.