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We're Halfway There!

Annie Carollo

Posted on October 14 2017

Let me be one of the first to say that I am proud of you. I am so proud you made it halfway through the semester. You have made it over the hallway point. You have passed all of your midterms and it is smooth sailing from here. You've gotten into the rhythm of things. You know how your teachers teach. You know how they test. And you've hopefully found a good ally in each of your classes. From here to the end of the semester there is nothing you can't accomplish. You are going to pass with flying colors.

And you thought this semester would crawl by.

Yet here we are, halfway through. Before you know it, it will be December and you will be finishing up your final exams. You'll marvel at how fast time goes by.

Remember when you were a little kid? Remember when you couldn't wait to grow up? There once was a time when you looked up to the fifth grades, thinking they were the best thing around. You couldn't wait to be just like them. Did you notice how long time seemed to pass back then? It felt like you wouldn't be like them for decades.

Then you couldn't wait to be in middle school where you no longer had to walk in lines from lesson to lesson. Just that small change of pace gave you a little taste of freedom. Middle school may have been hell, but it was over soon enough.

From there you would hope for high school. They were the ones who you dreamt of being. They were the age of all of your favorite characters from all of your favorite movies. But as soon as you got in, you couldn't wait for it to be over. You couldn't wait to graduate. You couldn't wait to start afresh.

And now you're finally here, realizing how fast things really go. Here you pause and reflect on all of the time you spent worrying about getting through something.

Well you did it, you're halfway through another semester and that's something to be proud of. Your younger self would look at you in amazement, thinking it'll take forever to be where you are. But from your point of view, you got there in a blink of an eye.

No matter the test, the difficult course, or the personal drama you face, that all shall pass. Things may be rough in the moment, but know that it won't last forever. Know that everything must return to the mean. Don't believe me? Look back at what got you here today, I guarantee that there wasn't hardship that didn't make you stronger. 

So if you feel like you're drowning in work, if you feel like your brain has overloaded with information, remember this: You have made it over halfway, you might as well finish what you started. 

You got this.

XOXO,

A.

Instagram: @itsbreannac

10 comments

  • Emily Carson: November 02, 2017

    This is just what I needed to read after my crazy school/work week ? And your so right! Mini Emily would be so proud of me right now ??

  • Jaylyn: October 23, 2017

    Just reread this blog post to start my new week off with a healthy and positive mindset :) Hope you guys all have a happy, healthy, and blessed week!

  • Abbie Gray: October 20, 2017

    I love this blog and how relatable it is. College can be extremely stressful and sometimes it’s easy to just have a give up mentality , but honestly this is the time to go for it! It’s important to give it your best so you can look back and say I really have this everything I had and that’s why I’m here today.

  • Erika : October 17, 2017

    These blog posts are what I look forward to reading! This is such a relatable post, it’s so crazy how fast time flies! It feels just like yesterday I was in middle school dreaming of the day I go to college

  • Kiara: October 15, 2017

    Just the perfect motivation I needed at this moment!
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  • Alyssa Saltzman : October 15, 2017

    Wow this makes me really grateful that I already graduated!

  • Katie : October 14, 2017

    This literally made my day! It’s so crazy how quickly the time passes, especially in college. It feels like a second ago I was a freshman trying to figure out school, work, and a social life. It’s amazing being able to look back on everything I’ve accomplished, and where I’m headed in the future because of the hard work I put in. I look forward to finishing out with another strong year. Bear Down

  • Ansley : October 14, 2017

    A M A Z I N G Blog Post! I needed to read this. I absolutely loved reading this blog post.

  • Jaylyn : October 14, 2017

    This was exactly what I needed to read this morning. I think we’ve all spent so much time awaiting the future that we forget to live in the now and appreciate the beauty of the storm. Thank you for this ?

  • Victoria: October 14, 2017

    I really needed to read this right now! Made me think a lot and feel proud and inspires of all of the things I’ve achieved, LOVED it!

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