The Hardest Lesson I Have Learned In University So Far..







It is kind of ironic that I am writing a post on this topic, because now at this moment, I feel like am not only in the midst of this, but I have to practice what I preach at the moment. The hardest lesson I have learned in University so far is this..

Failure is inevitable. What is important is the steps you are going to take to bounce back and lift yourself up.

This is a meaningful lesson to me. I am currently at what is suppose to be my last year at university, depending on whether I pass my last three prerequisite classes in order to move on to my last four classes as a senior. I recently saw that I failed two of those classes. I will be meeting with my counselor to figure out what I should do from here but it seems like I will not be graduating this year. Yes, this is a HUGE disappointment and I have cried and beat myself up tremendously plus to add my depression it doesn't make things better..BUT, something my sister, my mom and I am trying to tell myself is, it is not the end of the world. Life moves on and so we all have to move on with it. It is okay to fail, once, twice, three times even four times but what is the most important thing is whether you are picking yourself back up and not letting yourself to dwell on the failed grade/s or whatever situation you are going through.

It is easier said then done I know, sometimes when you want to get back up and try again you start thinking what is the point.. But your mind is so powerful, and only YOU can control it. You have the power to train your mind to start generating positive thoughts. It will not happen overnight, it takes time to have a positive mindset in the face of disappointment, trust me, I am still working on it myself but it is possible. Something that I am learning is when you fail and you are in the process of bouncing back, you do not have to do it alone. Don't keep your process to yourself in fear that people will judge you. It is so crucial that we surround ourselves with a support group that will be there to not only be honest with us but help build us back up.

Failure is something that we are all going to go through whether we like it or not. Some people will go through it more times than others but none of that is a  reflection of who you are, I promise. x


This was a collab with the amazing Thoughts From Jasmine . Go check out her post as she answers what her most hardest lesson was in university. She writes about realizing how alone she was and how she rose above that!




Nikki O.

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  1. You can do it. Just remember you've got this far. Strength isn't about avoiding failure, it's picking yourself back up after.

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    1. You are so right, that is definitely something i need to remeber (: thankyou for reading.

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  2. Thank you for sharing, Nikki. It took me a while to start thinking more positively and to see failures more often as opportunities, but it has happened, and I agree with you. Never stop trying. :)

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    1. Jenna! <3 I'm glad you agree. It is taking me awhile, but I am slowly learning (:

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  3. These things do happen, especially at uni (I failed some subjects and switched degrees too) but the important thing is moving on from them and learning. And having some good people around to support you through the process too!

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    1. Excatly! Thanks for reading Bella (: I'm definitely ready to move forward.

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  4. Failure is soooooo hard. And you are SO right. We all go through it, in some form or another... often over and over in so many ways. May any more "failures" be more about growth and lessons, than about inabilities <3

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment Lisa, means a lot (:

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