Greatness, plus some flaws

Well the day has come where Ball State is having an event on Secondlife. Gov. Howard Dean is coming to here to Ball State to talk to student about the importance of getting involved in politics. So that’s pretty exciting. It’ll be the first time we’ll be having a Secondlife event  in real time- or live, I think. I helped come up with the idea so hopefully it’ll be a hit. Hopefully it is!

School has been pretty stressful the last couple of days – heck last couple of weeks . Accepting defeat is very hard when you’ve tried so hard to do the best… to do your best. You wanna know what else is hard? It’s hard not to get caught up in this idea that my identity and who I am depends on how I do in school. I’m try to convincemyself that I’m still somebody without school…. Sometimes I feel like I try SO hard but don’t see the fruits of my labor, grant it I’m really hard on myself, so when I do do something right I don’t usually see that, I immediately focus on what I can do better.

Why is that? Why am I a fixer? What can’t I just accept what I’ve done, encourage myself, and then try to do better next time… gosh that’s so much easier said than done!

I wonder if it’s just girls that do this. Are we the only ones that beat ourselves up for doing fine and not doing grrrreat? I wonder if boys freak out over grades like us girls do? I wonder if any boys (or men) are even reading this and what they’re thinking?

So this is my goal for the rest of this semester everything I do right I will focus considerable time on and everything I do wrong I will acknowledge, see how to fix it and move on. This will be my motto, “nail it, move on!”

It’ll be my focal point. I just hope that I will be able to keep it up.

Richard Nixon once said, “The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you’re really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you’ve been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.”

I like that.

Sally Prosen

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