July 5, 2013 by Ifeoma Dennis
I have some good news to share! I scored close to 80 in this week’s Pharmacology quiz. Last week, I scored close to a 70 and the lecturer told me, “You’re not quite there.”
Four weeks ago, I scored close to a 50.
So it’s a continuous cycle of improvement, you see…and I hope to score higher in my exams coming up in two weeks.
And it’s good realizing that if I can work harder, maybe work harder than I’m used to, cut short my sleeping hours and the time I spend on the internet, I can actually get there. That almost-elusive place where the A students are.
I’m happy and I’m very much motivated. I’m realizing, hey the A-students have no extra brain cells…they have one head, just like me. And guess what? I have the power to be just as good…or even more.
But I’d have to say I’m one lucky girl because my parents are not hard on me at this point in my life. I mean, they do expect certain things from me of which I hope to deliver…but overall, they’re understanding. It’s like they have the faith I can handle it, and even if I falter, fail, hit my head on the concrete, they believe I can still rise above it all.
It pumps me up a lot on my down days.
A few weeks back, I told my Mum in tears I wasn’t sure I’d make the Dean’s List (the top 3 in every class) because I was finding Pharmacology and Pathology very difficult. But she was like, “Just do your human best. I know you’ll improve with time.”
And judging by my current scores, I believe I am.
It might be too late to make the Dean’s List but it’s not late to pass the bigger exams. So keeping my fingers crossed, my head working, my eyes reading and hoping for the best.
Wait…does that last sentence make any sense?
Also, I haven’t been writing but hope to catch up in August because my semester ends July 29!