This semester, I was tossed around by Orgo. Im mainly talking about orgo because it’s basically been half my life while i’ve been here.
I did really bad in AP Chem in high school, so I was a little nervous about the class.
Getting a decent score on the first test, I was bummed to see my below average performance on the second. The test made me push orgo out of my life for a few weeks, and I lost much of my academic confidence. Before the third test I cranked for 3 days continuously 18 hours a day, and I managed to pull through and get an A.
In my letter to myself, I congratulated myself for getting an A in Organic chemistry. While this outcome is not yet a certainty, I smiled at my past self’s confidence, and realized;that confidence is what got me into Michigan, and that confidence is what would let me succeed.
If I can keep a positive and confident mindset through college, the rest will come naturally. If I learn to use failure as a motivator, I can surely accomplish my goals.