I am typing this on my iPod from the Georgia Tech campus in the middle of downtown Atlanta. I talked recently about how my school schedule has taken so much work and about how my school refuses to cooperate with anything. Well that’s over- of course with public school it never ends, but the bulk of my fight is over. Now I get to see the beautiful Atlanta skyline every day, either from the interstate on my way to Tech or from the 13th story of my building on the CDC campus. It’s breathtaking every single day.
More than just my schedule is looking up now. I’ve started college apps, meaning I’m that much closer to graduating. The most exciting news, though, is about an opportunity I’ll be taking before college. Through this blog, I have been invited to a private school in Massachusetts to participate in on research panel with two other people, a New York Times contributor and a university psychologist! That’s frickin’ amazing! (Brad and Robert were also invited but the group was narrowed down to just me due to circumstance.) I’ll post more later this year after it happens.
It’s opportunities like this that show you the smallest endeavor can lead to huge success. initially, I only participated in the blog because Brad asked me to at the beginning of the year. I’ve also almost dropped the blog a few times because of homework stress, but my parents convinced me to keep it going. The emails I received from readers have kept me going through the beginning of this school year. Now I can see that, no matter how you measure success,when you take on a challenge, if you persevere, you will somehow meet your standard in a manner you would never expect.