for those who have struggled through bullying, abuse, mental illness, and any other hardship and are still fighting to this day, keep going forward. i’m proud of you for getting to where you are now. you’re alive. you’ve survived so much and you’re going to make it. please, do not give up. learn from your mistakes, from other’s mistakes. get to where you want to be but don’t let that stop you from doing something great, or greater, even.
you are not the negatives you’ve been called. you are not stupid or dumb, you are not lazy or too ill, you are not a failure. you have this, you do. do not let a GPA or rejection letter keep you from still going forward. do this for you. not anyone else.