Hi, I'm Jasmine, my personal qualities tend to contradict themselves. I struggle with collectivism vs. individualism and I'm a realist with a splash of optimism.
2014 so far has been full of ups and downs. I broke up with and lost touch with the first person I legitimately thought I’d have a future with and I dropped my first major-prep course. Those two things really challenged my emotional endurance and I’m glad to say that I’m doing just fine. One day I hope Marc and I can be friends the same way that Ryan and I are, but that took 4 years of no contact to happen. Plus, a four-month and a 2.5 year relationship are completely different things. At least we’re supporting each other from the sidelines.
I’m really proud of myself for getting into Davis. I did honestly doubt myself because my GPA wasn’t the best and I misread the length of the personal statement, thinking it said that both essays should be 250 words, not that it was 1000 for both. Even though my parents aren’t proud, it doesn’t mean I can’t be. I need to get a job, though, since I’ll have to pay for part of my tuition.
I just got to keep pushing. Work hard, stay humble, watch what I say, and most importantly, spend time with the people who really matter because nothing will be the same five months from now.