"It is not about how you start, it is about how you finish"- Annon
Sometimes it takes more tries than you would like, to achieve a goal that you are striving towards. If goals were meant to be easily obtained, everyone would be playing soccer. There are no lessons learned when there is no struggle in the process. Be thankful for your hardships because it is preparing you for later life events, and you do not even know it. The mysteriousness of life usually strikes fear in us humans, because the unknown is frightening. But that is what makes life so precious, the unknown.
We can be here today, and gone tomorrow: so when you are feeling like life is getting the best of you, take two steps back, take a couple deep breathes, and tell yourself "It will be just fine. I am made for this, or else I would be dead right now.". Be fortunate for your hardships because there is always someone out in this world going through much harder situations then you are. Look at giving up on anything that you are working towards as a big F on your life's report card.
What comes easy is most likely not worth it, and what is worth it does not come easy. All that you are going through is preparing you, to reach the beauty, that is your ultimate self. It is not about how you start, it is about how you finish. Do not give up on your life before it gives up on you.
Damon Mackin. 22 years of age. Mass Communications major at Shenandoah University 18'. Freelance Journalist/Photographer