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Newcastle 365: Week 9

“Go to Grad School,” they said.

“It’ll be fun,” they said.


Okay, so not really. I am having the time of my life. I love being back in school, I love being in England, and I love my life. Sometimes things just get a little difficult, that’s all. Sometimes you have a test and a paper due and you don’t feel ready for either of them, but you do the best you can because what else is there?

And when things get hard, you just have to focus on reminding yourself why you’re doing this. It’s okay to have a hard day (or two or three or seven) as long as you don’t lose faith or hope. I saw a quote on Pinterest the other day that has become my mantra this week: “Keep going. You are almost there.” I might still have 41 more weeks to go before I graduate, but I just have to take things one week at a time. If I have one hard week in nine, I think I’m doing alright. I’ve got this. You’ve got this. We can do this.

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Jess Friedman
Jess is a Canadian-American who’s always ready for the next adventure. She loves all things living, always has a million creative projects in progress, and polishes her nerd badge daily. She is passionate about helping families make and preserve treasured memories that strengthen bonds across generations. You can read more posts by Jess here.

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