Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Open Letter to the Silent Warriors of BLEPP 2016


a Ann

To those whose time has not yet come, There may be thousands of thoughts running through your mind now, So many you don't know how to make it stop, so many you just want to explode and you wished you could have a built-in self destruct button for times like these... And it doesn't help that every time you refresh your facebook wall, or twitter, or instagram, you see another happy passer posting about their success. Not to undermine those who passed of course but can you help it if you feel upset? Each post reminds you that you weren't able to make it and that must suck like hell.. Or maybe even hell would taste a little bit sweeter. But hey, this will pass and when it does, it is then you can decide what to do next. Do you really want this? If so, how badly? Would it be worth the pain of trying and hoping again? Taking an exam again after you failed is like choosing to love again after a nasty break up. At the moment you feel like you can't go on... At the moment you want nothing more but to forget and avoid anything that reminds you of that great love... But then the dust settles and they tears from your eyes dries, and you realize that this chance may be worth one more try. So don't give up. No, I know strength is not the absence of weakness, but that despite that, you still choose not to give up. So cry now but plan later. Sabi nga ni Adler, we are motivated by feelings of inferiority which urges us to strive and strive... You will reach your success.. You define it and you get to decide how to come to terms with it. Just remember. You are much more than ratings on a piece of paper... You are much more than what you give yourself credit for. Sincerely yours, Fellow Psych Major