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Perseverance. By definition, perseverance is steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. 

Midterms have just come and gone just like they do every year and we are still here. 

Many of us are struggling to find the one light at the end of the tunnel to get us through. 

One thing I must say is that you have to persevere through all things.

One of my good friends once told me, “The only way out is through.” I wholeheartedly agree. 

There are so many things that are going to keep coming our way and we will never know what will hit us in the future, but you have to keep hacking away.

I would like to share my personal story of perseverance.

On average, college students change their major four times. Four times. For me, it wasn’t so. 

I have changed what I wanted to do with my life multiple times since coming to college. 

I wanted to be a teacher, a public relations representative, a television sports reporter and now I’m chasing a new dream. I want to be a producer. 

I came across a passion to create, and although I have not come even close to perfecting it, I’m learning.

I pursued a job that was offered to me over Christmas break and finally nailed it.

There were times when I wasn’t sure if my future employer still wanted to hire me and I was beginning to panic thinking of starting off without a prospective job or any money that comes with it. But I persevered. 

So many times we want to curl up and give up at trying anything, but you can’t.

If we allow ourselves to be swallowed up by our own pity and give up fighting, what will happen?

Nothing. We will be left in the dark until a catastrophic event pulls us up and out of our stupor.

Don’t wait for that to happen. Allow yourself to believe in what you can accomplish and put your best foot forward and move to the groove. That’s all you can do.