Getting back on my feet
Failure is a normal thing in human life but getting back on your feet after you fall is what matters most. The challenges of life will come and that is sure but realizing this and working our way through to victory is the most important thing.
Growing up as a child, I faced several challenges and some of which would have claimed my life because at a point depression was setting in but I was able to brace up and encourage myself into becoming a better person and facing my fear no matter how scary the world might be. As a little girl, I couldn't fight back at some because I didn't have the strength and understanding of how to fight and win. After I reached a certain age, I came to understand that you can design your life yourself, the kind of life you live depends on how you wanted it to be.
After I wrote my first waec(west African examinations council) examination and I failed two core subjects that must be included before I can gain admission into a higher institution, I became devastated and wanted to give up on education. I remembered crying myself out the day I received my waec result and every consolation doesn't matter to me at that particular time I just wanted to give up. After a few days when I was back to my normal self, I sat down to think of the way forward because I wanted to go to a higher institution then I decided to write the examination again the following year. I wrote the examination and I failed one core subject again then instead of sitting back to cry I searched my inner mind and look for what I can do that will bring me happiness till I get my papers and finally go to a higher institution.
Then I decided to go for auxiliary nursing, which I have loved since I was a child. Every child's dream or wish is to become a medical doctor so I can say I am not left out when being a medical doctor didn't work I just wanted to be in the medical line either as a nurse or laboratory technician and during my fall because of my waec I was able to achieve this. I wrote the examination the following year and I passed all and I gain admission that same here, while in school my nursing knowledge surely helped me out a lot so the time I spent waiting for my papers to be completed to forward my education isn't wasted.
During the period of my fall, I receive much criticism from friends and family, some advice from my parents to allow me to learn handwork and forget about schooling, and some advice from them to allow me to go to the college of education so that I can become a teacher and after I'm done they will marry me off. When I remember all the advice today I just smile and say thank God for all these challenges they shaped me into becoming a better person because what doesn't mar you will make you. Determination, focus, and faith in oneself are the only way to rise after being defeated, although it might seem difficult to rise after falling, with determination and belief with love from those that trust and believe in you, I can say nothing is impossible.
When you fall it is a stepping stone to the greater height, don't give up, and don't look down on yourself, these two factors are enemies of progress. When you fall, strive hard to rise again and achieve all your desired dreams.
Thank you for reading and I will be expecting your comments in my box.
I understand the guild and shame you have felt. There will always be people who will judge you and make you feel less. It's up to you what you empower within yourself.