I have to start this post out with an apology. I've been super absent, missing out on a load of events around the blogsphere that I shouldn't have. So to my blogger friends and the lovely readers who ever spent their time reading over my musings I'm sorry.
In the past three months I've gotten into nine colleges, been deferred from one, weight-listed at another and denied from one. I have heard back from all twelve schools that I applied to. And I've made my decision, based on the Education and Writing program.
Now onto my topic of the day. Persistence.
You can never give up on dreams and goals. When I say NEVER I mean NEVER.
J.K. Rowling didn't give up, she wrote on used napkins in a cafe with a sleeping baby sitting in a stroller next to her! If that isn't extreme persistence I don't know what is.
I'm going to tell you something. My senior prom is in a few weeks. Now I have asked a grand total of four people, all of whom have said no. But that is not going to stop me. Truthfully I would have loved to go with a group of friends this year, as I had a great time with a date last year. However everyone has paired off, and frankly everyone knows being the fifteenth wheel is not fun. So I'm going to find someone, somehow. I guess my point is I am NOT going to give up. I will be persistent and I will find someone.
Just like I am persistent in my writing. Just like YOU, whoever is reading this, need to be persistent in your writing, in everything you do!
I'm not going to stop writing because I'm sick, or in college, or working full time or if and when I become a parent. I'm going to write because it is what I love, it is what I'm good at, and there is nothing that can stand between me and my pen and paper.
I just wanted to remind whoever is out there to be persistent, never give up. Do what you love and love what you do. Because in the end we only have so much time allotted to us, and you damn sure better make the most of it.