So, today I will reopen my Etsy shop after an 8-month hiatus. I realized that I needed to dedicate myself to my studies for these past two semesters in order to succeed…and I did!! While I didn’t get an ‘A’ in either class, my success was in passing both with a B. Those were the most challenging classes I’ve had in my education thus far. Mid semester, I thought about quitting because nothing made sense and I had received my first failing grade on an exam. I reached out to my professor and she talked me out of it. She reminded me that I was able to throw out one exam. She went further and explained that the exam was difficult for the majority of the class and then gave me some pointers on how to succeed. After tweaking my methods of studying, I was able to focus and pass my next two exams with a B.
It is so necessary in a person’s educational journey to have someone that they can talk to, be it a spouse, a friend, sibling or professor. Reach out to someone if you feel like it is too heavy. As the African proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I am a child of God and my village truly came through for me.
Pictures of new (and old) jewelry pieces will be posted soon!!