the drive of life

Listen I am so here for platonic “I love you"s. I don’t care if you think "I love you” is some sacred phrase to only utter to one person in your life, i don’t care if you think it makes me look overbearing. I say “I love you” to my friends every time I say goodbye because I want them to know 100% without a doubt that I care for them and love them and am there for them so so much.

You messed up. And that’s okay.

You procrastinated on your homework.

You crammed for that test the night before.

You didn’t finish the book and started the paper the night before it was due.

You forgot a deadline.

You failed that pop quiz.

You overslept your alarm. 

Even though you promised yourself you wouldn’t, you messed up. And that’s okay.

You’re no less of a person because of it.

You’re no less of a studyblr community member because of it.

You’re no less intelligent because of it.

You’re no less of a hard worker because of it.

You’re no less of a student because of it.

YOU’RE. JUST. HUMAN. 

We all have those bad days. Sometimes, we get tired of constantly being on the grind. We forget to take those me days. We stop and yearn for all of that free time. And eventually it catches up to us and we make boo-boos, but that doesn’t negate all the hard work we’ve put in so far or any of the hard work we will put in from here on out. Don’t let this one lapse in judgement, preparation, or thinking define your week, semester, or year. Use it. Work harder because of it. Make sure that the feeling of regret you have now is something you won’t feel for a very long time. 

Guys, it’s not about being perfect. It’s about letting the imperfections guide you instead of define you.

Your definition of ‘success’ may be different than your neighbour’s. And guess what? That’s alright. It doesn’t matter what the answer may be; the only thing that matters is that you put in your full effort each and every time. Show your burning desire to reach this dream that you have. Be persistent. Be relentless.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
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My Chemical Romance

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