You Won't Always Be the Best.

I am a super competitive person. I'm somewhat competitive with others, but I'm mostly competitive with myself. I hold myself to a high standard. It's both a blessing and a curse.

It causes me to dream + develop ideas. To achieve great things. To go after my goals. To push above and beyond my limits.

But it's also very tiring. I find myself frustrated when I know that I am not the best at something. I'm hard on myself. I sit and strategize over what I could've done differently to have been the best at whatever it was. I nitpick every little detail until I feel crazy.

As I prepare to begin the arduous task of applying for grad school later this year (all positive vibes welcome!), I'm doing everything that I can to truly live out, "It's okay to not be the best as long as you're doing your best." 

I study hard. Harder than I ever have. I'm getting out of my comfort zone and reaching out to network with professionals who are already established in the field of speech-language pathology. I even signed up to do directed research this summer (like who am I?)...I can honestly say that I am doing my best. Yeah, it may not be the best to some school admissions teams but you know what? That's okay. I know that as long as I can truly say that I am doing my best (which I can), that I will end up where I'm supposed to be.

Be your best you!
xo, Jess



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  2. Great reminder! It's hard not to play the comparison game when it comes to school or applying for jobs... but you're totally right, it's being authentic and being the best version of yourself that really matters in the end. Good luck with your studies and applications! :)

    Hillary | www.flinntrospection.com

  3. just found your blog and so excited to follow along. it's SO important to just put in your best effort and let that be enough! thanks for sharing!


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