All the hard work that you’re doing right now is worth it. All the all-nighter’s spent doing homework, the amount of caffeine taken, all the studying, everything, it’s all worth it. The extra push-ups, laps, lifting, or the change in diet it’s worth it. The more effort you put into your work and dreams, the more it’s worth it. You might feel like yoou’re under appreciated and no one appreciates your hard work or acknowledges it, but believe me, your future self and whoever is in your future will.
Don’t give up on your dreams, and I mean it. If you want to become the star-player on your team, work hard for it. If you want to be the best in school study and work for it. I’ve always said that you can make any dream come true, if you’re willing to work for it, because if you aren’t then it was never a dream to begin with. Just a thought or idea.
I do mean it when I say it’s worth it. I always thought my parents never appreciated my good grades, all the high honor roll certificates I brought home, all the college letters that have taken notice in me, or any of my school achievements and accomplishments. I started thinking it wasn’t worth it but last night I realized how proud of myself I am. Full Sail University in my opinion is the best media school in the country, and it would be a dream to attend. It was never an option for me since it’s in Florida and I live in Indiana, but last night their admissions counselor called me. She knew my name, she knew about all my projects I’ve done for my school’s interactive media class, she knew who I was. She said they were interested and want to meet me and see some of my work. You can imagine the amount of excitement I felt, I told my parents, my best friends, and they were all as excited as I was. It was possible, and since it’s a dream I’m working hard to make it come true.
I almost gave up on my dreams because I let the negativity of my get to me, I almost quit the class. The call last night was my wake up call to work hard to improve the school news as best I could, and not let anyone stop me. Someone out there appreciates what you’re doing right now, I appreciate it. I know what it feels like to have endless piles of homework and tests to study for, I know the struggle. I know what it’s like to be a leader of a club, where everyone counts on you to keep things together, what it feels like to keep a social life and work at the same time. The amount of anxiety and stress, waking up late in the mornings from sleeping late or just never having time for anything. I know the feeling, but in the end it’s worth it. When you pursue your dreams everything else disappears and it no longer matters. You won’t remember what it felt like to stay up late studying for a test, forgetting to do an assignment, or working out to the extreme, because once your goal is met, it won’t matter.
I wanted to battle depression, that was my biggest accomplishment. I worked hard for it and I achieved it. I’m not saying I’m not depressed anymore, but I’m a little happier than I use to be, and honestly I wouldn’t want it any other way because it was all worth it. I met a great group of friends, I got closer with my family, and got to meet so many of you already. Honestly you can apply hard work to any situation and I promise it’s all worth it.
Take Care because I care. I believe in you guys and appreciate your hard work and effort.