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Struggle... Victory... | by Jade M. Sheldon
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Struggle... Victory...

“Strength is Happiness. Strength is itself victory. In weakness and cowardice there is no happiness. When you wage a struggle, you might win or you might lose. But regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being.”


- Daisaku Ikeda


At 8am tomorrow I will be taking the CBEST Exam. It measures your intelligence in reading, writing, and math. I have to pass it in order to get into the GTEP program at PSU (I'm working towards earning my teaching certificate in order to become an art teacher. I earned my BFA this past May). I have always been comfortable with reading and writing... in fact, I enjoy both immensely. But, Math... UGH. You know how Superman feels about kryptonite? It's kind of like that. It just has never come easy to me: I have always had to struggle and study over it. And don't even get me started on multiple choice tests. I hate a test where they ask you what choice is "most right." Isn't that based on opinion? Oh well. Overall I feel pretty good about it... I'm even a bit excited to take it. Is that strange?


My struggle is proof of my strength and victory as a human being... I am ready to struggle... I am ready to be victorious. I am ready to have this exam over with. I am ready to pass and move on to my next battle as I try to further my education.


My wish is that through these struggles of mine, I will come out the other side a stronger, happier, fulfilled individual.


Send out your brainy vibes everyone! :D


Wish me luck!


(Right now I am off to see some Thesis Presentations over at PNCA! A dear friend of mine is presenting... exciting!! Then the rest of the day will be spent studying and resting... *sigh*)


Happy Friday everyone!


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Taken on December 2, 2009