The Failed Student

I got some news today that, well, isn't exactly the happiest; however, I'm trying to look at the bright side of the situation. I got kicked out of my Graduate Program today. Well, not necessarily kicked out for bad behavior, but more of like let go... or was suggested to look at other programs.... Which is funny, because after I broke out in shingles, stressed myself out over projects, and just about died the last two weeks of this semester, I was a little bit worried that I wasn't really cut out for it all. That it was taking the fun out of designing for me and was wearing me out. So, alas, I will not be making my way through another grueling year of a program that I wasn't really a fan of.... but rather, I'll be going on many an adventure in the next while. :) Soooooo, if you know of any amazing adventures/ opportunities/ awesome things that I should be doing within the next year. I would love to have more experiences and do more things that would definitely influence me for the better. 

But hey, at least I'm not this guy...

Hopefully, I'll be good after the first fail...

It hurts to be told that you're not good enough for something you have an amazing passion for... It hurts so bad, but if I let it get me down, I just know that I'm going to drown in the misery and sorrow that I don't even need to worry about. I'm just going to take this as an opportunity to go out and explore. It wasn't a right fit for me, I know that all too well, it just stings a bit. But, here's to looking forward to new and better things along the way. When one door closes, another one opens, right? You just have to look for it.


Lisa T said...

So sorry, but maybe you were meant for better and greater things. I had the same thing happen to me after the first year of my graduate program and after I got mad I got over it. Maybe a window will open?

drollgirl said...

oh girl. it does sting. it does hurt. but it is good to let go of things that aren't quite right and find the ones that ARE!!!!!

ABC said...

Oh, honey!! You haven't been told you're not good enough for something you love! You've just been given the opportunity to leave a program that you were feeling wasn't right for you anyway. Who the fuck gets SHINGLES from being in the right place at the right time? NO ONE. Here's what I have to say: Sometimes you have to let go of the life you have planned so that you can end up living the life you are meant to live.

You are so talented and so GOOD at what you love. Believe it!