Failure is something we, as humans, do every day in some way, shape, or form. Whether its failing ourselves, failing a test, or something as simple as not waking up in the morning to go work out. Failure isn’t something any of us want to experience, but in the end failure is there to make us stronger and teach us how to get back on our feet. It took me failing at something to realize that we need to know that it’s okay to fail.
My senior year I struggled a lot trying to decide between going to college and going to cosmetology school. I wanted to go to college because I felt like it was the norm and that as a senior in high school thats where I should be going after I graduated. On the other hand, I wanted to go to cosmetology school because I felt like it was something I was good at and financial issues came into play and I knew cosmetology school was the cheaper route. I’d have a job 10 months after starting because thats how long it takes to complete. Therefore, I would be making money at 19 years old whereas my friends wouldn’t have a job for another 4 years at least. In the end, I decided to go to college because my parents and friends talked me into it. About 3 months into Northwest, I decided it wasn’t for me and without consulting anyone I made an impulse decision to leave at semester and go to cosmetology school. After about 4 months of Cosmetology school I realized that leaving Northwest was the worst mistake I had ever made. I felt like I had failed myself, my parents, and my friends who tried to talk me out of leaving. It finally hit me one day that I needed a college diploma and I wanted to do more with my education so here I am studying political science and criminal justice in hopes of attending law school when I grade from Northwest. Had I not failed in the impulse decisions I made, I never would be where I am now nor would I know that it’s okay to fail and make mistakes because God has a bigger plan for us.