Who would’ve thought that I could graduate after all the discouraging words I got from people around me. The whole time I was studying, I keep asking myself why. I failed a subject once and from there they stopped believing in me. Why does it have to be the reason for them to doubt my capabilities? Why do they have to be disappointed by a single mistake? Why do they have to look down on me? These questions kept bothering me that I reached the point where I lost the strength to continue. Whenever I study, I keep thinking of the people who discouraged me and I took it as an inspiration. I went through a lot of disappointments already. This is not the time to give up. I worked so hard. Now I hold the degree, Bachelor of Science in Education Major in Filipino. People came and congratulated me. Who would’ve thought?
- Clarissa Cayanong
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