Feb. 21, 2009

To everyone who doubted my ability to finish this semester...

During the last months, I received a lot of advice from a lot of people. Some of it was helpful and supportive, some of it not so much. Just imagine being in an accident at the start of the new semester and after a difficult year with thyroid issues. A lot of people told me to relax and concentrate on my recovery, get better slowly, forget about the semester and start again next term. After all, if you can't concentrate and/or read, what's the point in going to classes?!

Due to doctors' orders, I missed 4 weeks of classes, and even after I got back I had troubles with my concentration and my ability to memorize and process information due to my head injury. A lot of times I got frustrated because it took forever to just read a page of information or to even listen to and follow lectures. To be honest, I wasn't sure I'd be able to write my finals and I had to reduce my workload for this semester to 4 classes.

2 weeks ago I was done with my two finals and I can't express how proud I was that I didn't give up or listened to people doubting my ability to go through with this semester (even though it hurt at times). Today I received the information that my political science final grade was online. I got a 1.7 (A/B). After all the setbacks of the last weeks and months, this makes my day!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Thanks for all the notes of encouragement- I really appreciate it.


Obsessedwithlife said...

Wow-congrats! I can relate :). There are many times I have pushed through in school during hard medical times !


Anonymous said...

I never doubted you for a minute Henrike. :-)

Too many people run around continually telling everyone about "their own general awesomeness".

Then are are the 'old school tough' people like you.

Don't every let anyone tell you to give up on your dreams and goals, all that signifies is they've given up on theirs.



Patrick Chatfield said...

Yaaay, Henrike! Congratulations!

Dee said...

Hi Henrike
I just knew you could do it. Congratulations.