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30-Day Blog Challenge: Highs and Lows of 2019

Day 16 of 30-day blog challenge. After the silver year, there went 2019 which was also packed with its highs and lows. 2019 was all sorts of amazing and unexpected. As part of the 30-day blog challenge, I will be talking about the highs and lows of 2019.

The Highs and Lows of 2019

The Low

I started pursuing my master’s degree the year of 2017. Going after it is not as easy as you think. But, I believe, based on experience, it depends on the univeristy and course you enroll to and take. If you believe that you are just going to have a good time getting those easy A’s and thinking that you are just going to get some requirements done in order to pass a subject, then be prepared to stack that dream in the same pile as mine.

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After juggling work and school during the first year, working through the courses; studying chapters of books; explaining concepts of advanced reinforced concrete on essays, failing an exam, passing it the second time; solving advanced math’s fourier series, Sturm-Liouville Theorem, Legendre Equations, etc;  and most especially, endlessly working on my thesis, all I thought I was going to graduate in 2019. But, I did not.

But, it’s okay. Why? Because, I am not alone fighting the battle. Professors, colleagues, family, friends, cats and dogs (hahaha) are my great support network. They inspire me to redefine our definition of success, and provide encouragement every step of the way.

highs and lows of 2019

The High

So, I mentioned I am working on my thesis. I was expecting to graduate last December 2019, and prior to graduation, I tried my luck on applying for an international conference to present my research and wish for it to be published. So, while waiting for my final defense that year, I gathered all my requirements, polished my paper and submitted them for review. Lo and behold, a few weeks of review and my paper got accepted. Even though I didn’t make it to graduating that year due to the revisions after my final oral presentation, I was able to present my paper to the Interntional Conference of Materials Science and Engineering 2019 held in Kyoto, Japan.

highs and lows of 2019

Not only that, thanks to all who helped me, especially to God, I was awarded the Best Oral Presentation.

I believe in feeling all of the feelings. Let each emotion run down through your veins. Most of all, let it lead you to creativity and personal growth.

The most important among all things is to find the beauty and balance between the highs and lows. Never let hope leave you.

How about you? What’s your highs and lows of 2019?

This post is part of 30-day blog challenge below.

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April 19, 2020 11:28 pm

that high is something to be very proud of

Eva Katona
April 19, 2020 10:48 pm

That’s an amazing high though! Well done on that – I’m sure you’ll be able to finish your master soon.

Christine A
April 19, 2020 8:56 pm

Phenomenal job on getting your paper accepted and presenting in Kyoto! Progress is in the perspective 🙂

Shruti Bhattacharya
Shruti Bhattacharya
April 19, 2020 4:00 pm

My high of 2019 was completing my thesis and watching my baby boy grow. I did have some huge lows like anger issues which I am still trying to sort out. Hope things get better.

Melissa Jacobs
Melissa Jacobs
April 19, 2020 7:10 am

I think I had a combined high/low in 2019. My son graduated high school. The high was how proud I was of him. The low was realizing how grown up he is now. Bittersweet.

April 19, 2020 6:06 am

What a big year! I love that you were able to see the positive side of even your low of 2019. Congrats on your thesis presentation as well!!

Hang Around The World
Hang Around The World
April 19, 2020 4:19 am

I’ve seen different posts on the web about this 30 days challange and everyone has put its own experience. Thanks for sharing yours. Good. – Paolo

Adrienne Kontny Redelings
Adrienne Kontny Redelings
April 19, 2020 1:57 am

Congrats on the presentation of your paper at the conference, that truly is a great accomplishment. You are so right that without the lows, you cannot have the highs!

World in Eyes
World in Eyes
April 19, 2020 1:19 am

amazing blog…. today’s’ topic is nice love to read…..

April 18, 2020 10:20 pm

Life will always have its peak and valleys. Just always trust in God’s timing every time that we don’t achieve a goal yet or at all. There’s always a good reason behind. It always works out for our best.

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