With the semester ending for most people I just wanted to say to everyone suffering a physical or mental illness, I’m really proud of you for finishing the semester. Schooling is impossibly hard with chronic illness.
And for those who were unable to, I’m still proud. Doing your best is more than enough.
Hello everyone! As you can probably guess from the title of this post I am going on a semi-hiatus. The next two weeks are going to be very busy for me as it is the end of the semester and I have a lot of final papers to write and exams to study for. So I’m taking a little break from the blog.
I will still continue to post submissions in the queue as I can (it is empty right now, sadly) but I will not be taking any new submissions. I want to keep the ask open so I can continue to answer questions people have or just chat about some of the wonderful HCs, but please don’t submit anything. If I see a lot of people are ignoring that, I will have to close the ask.
Thank you for understanding and I hope everyone has an amazing day.
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger. Today I found myself thinking back to where I was a year ago when I was going through one of the hardest periods of my life. I could barely make it through workouts without crying and the thought of going back to school and having to face my literal demons filled me with so much dread and anxiety, but I went, and fought against inner turmoil each day and ended up having my best semester ever academically. Now a year later I feel the strongest I’ve ever felt mentally, I’ve overcome so much more than I could have imagined and I feel like I’m capable of handling anything life throws at me It’s truly possible to rebuild yourself from the bottom up, you just have to keep fighting for it everyday!💪🏼
So, one of my professors this semester is 78 years old and perhaps has the most spirit I’ve seen in any human being to be honest. The very first day of class he went on a brief rant that went something like this: “you’re all special and you all are extremely talented whether you know it or not. You may not be fantastic in this class but I know in my heart that you’re special at something and you’re special to someone. This semester I care very little about academics but more importantly I care about you, my students. I want to help you find what you’re passionate about and truly understand the talents you possess. If you don’t think you’re special, I promise I will make it my duty to make you feel special by the end of this semester.” I was blown away honestly. He had said, in a few quick sentences, what we all want to hear (but don’t) from our family members, friends, and other loved ones. So basically, take the advice of my professor and remember that you are special!!! Go out there and engage in what you love, and most importantly love yourself.
You’re a child prodigy like Spencer. This is how you both met in CalTech for the first time.
A/N: So I wrote this series years ago as part of a writing challenge involving big words. So each part is gunna be associated with a word. Hope you enjoy it!
PHILODOX – Person in love with his own opinions, who
loves to hear himself talk
Being smart had its pros and cons. Admission into CalTech
University at age 15 was a definite pro. Having the social skills of an
intellectual recluse was a probable con. But who needed friends when you had
your books, correct?
Yeah, sometimes you weren’t entirely convinced yourself.
Top picture was the beginning of fall semester and the bottom was from the end of spring semester. Sometimes I feel like I’m not going anywhere with my art but it’s so encouraging and rewarding to see how much I have grown!