Happy Monday all!
As I’ve gotten older I find myself more open to trying new things. When I was younger I was reluctant to try things because l was fearful of others opinions of me. That fear kept me from doing so many things in my youth. It kept me from growing and helped increase my self doubt. Most importantly it robbed me of my will to try. I know my fear of failure kept me from going back to school for 19 years. When I finally decided to pursue my doctorate last Fall, I was excited and eager to complete the program. Unfortunately half way through my first semester I realized that online learning wasn’t working for me. I missed having a traditional classroom setting where I could interact with my professor and other students. Without those interactions I felt alone and isolated. I knew this wasn’t the educational experience I wanted. After much debate, I decided to withdraw from the program last month. Although my return to school was unsuccessful, I was proud that I didn’t allow my fear of failure to win. I have absolutely no regrets about my decision to go back to school and withdrawing from the program. I don’t know if I’ll ever get my doctorate but if the opportunity arises I won’t hesitate to try again!
Have a wonderful day!