Act, Count and See.

Day 6, May 6th, Monday: If you couldn’t answer with your job, how would you answer the question, ‘what do you do’?

Hi there, reader. I’m not yet working and I haven’t had a job before so I’ll just talk about my life as a student. I’m currently taking up Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. If you’ve known me from Tumblr since then, you’re probably aware how deeply serious I am with my chosen course.

I know a lot of people who chose this course even if it’s not what they really want. I think it’s pretty normal these days for parents to choose their children’s course. It doesn’t sound right but even if we admit it or not, that’s how things usually work. In my case, I was the one who personally chose this. I knew it from the start how I need to sacrifice a lot of things to pursue this. I’m not overreacting. I’m pretty much sure of that. This was never easy.

I’ve heard so much about students shifting from Accountancy to other course even before they became sophomores. That sorta encouraged me a bit at first, but I thought I’m different from those people. Maybe I can be better if only I’ll give myself a chance to prove everyone around me that I’m not one of those people who gave up too soon.

I entered college a few years back with an open mind to whatever that might happen in the course of that five years that awaits me. Sure the first semester during my first year was as easy as pie. I even became part of the dean’s list and I’m more than grateful for that. Second semester came and my world was kind of being shaken because of my major. It saddened me how from three sections, we were down to two. The other one repeated the subject. With God’s grace I was still part of the dean’s list.

Then came my second year in that school. Two sections down to one. I couldn’t help but think that maybe I’m now a hundred percent sure I belong to this field. Oh how dumb I was to actually think that I have this assurance that I’ll be staying until the end, but who’s giving up? Definitely not me. Second year, first semester wasn’t the most crucial semester ever but it somehow made me feel like it was. I wasn’t a part of the list and that’s because of the school’s rule. I did get a mediocre grade in my major. My GWA was supposedly enough to be in the list but because of my major subject grade, I wasn’t listed. It’s not like I got a line of 7 grade!

The past semester was the most difficult for me so far. We had the privilege to be taught by one of the most amazing teachers in school. It was Sir Jerwin who made us feel like we can actually do it if we’re only motivated enough. The first term I was so close to failing and yet he wasn’t one of those people who’ll make you feel bitter if you didn’t get a high grade. Instead he’ll make you feel like it really is your fault. It’s actually yours, by the way. I don’t know how I made it but I did!!! Guess I’m back in the list this semester.

I’ve been through a lot during the past few years and I’m proud to say that honest hard work is one of the keys. Be tenacious and you have to be able to know your priorities. Think positively, no matter how cliche that sounds. Study hard; pray harder.

Now I’m an incoming third year BSA student. Few more years and everything will fall in its proper places. All my hard work and determination will be paid off.

Never, never, never give up. — Winston Churchill

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