Self Portrait Gs1145

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Domonique B. Ayers
A Self Portrait
At the start of this course, I was informed that some of our exercises would be quite personal and would demand us to be introspective and honest. I made promises to myself. How I’d finish just as strong as I started, how I’d continue and be the best student I was able to be, how I’d make the best grade. Sadly I fear that I have failed yet again. Life is a funny thing. As a child you have all these brilliant goals, and towering dreams that feel as close as your fingertips. However as you grow, and make decisions, mistakes even, you begin to see that your dreams, while still attainable, are further than you once thought, and take more effort than you may be prepared to give.

This term, I started out very well. I was balancing the demands of work and school pretty easily, getting my work done each week before leaving campus. I had made up in my mind that this would be my time! My time to excel at academia! My time to conquer my biggest obstacle: Domonique B. Ayers!

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Honestly, I can say I did better than I have in the past. I went all the way which is a milestone in and of itself. I’m proud of myself for it! I also can be honest and say that I am far from where I thought I would be, and know I should be by this time in my academic career. From my own perspective, I’m the greatest “work in progress” that I know. I have many strengths in many diverse things, I’m full of potential, but I also consider myself to have a fatal flaw: I don’t always believe in me. From the outside, and by my close friends, I’m known as “the one who has it all together”, the “go-to guy”, the “one we look up to”, “the dependable one” even.
I still resolve to change the negative opinions I have of myself, to focus on the positive…...

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