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You Got This!

Thinking back to week one, I feared the Capstone course; the research paper terrified me, and the thought of blogging was petrifying. Taking to social media is not my cup of tea. I’m an introvert and shy away from things like this. But, the notion of writing, I felt anxiety creeping in and choking me, and the tears consuming me every step of the way. Luckily for me, my husband whispered to me, “it’s okay, you got this; this nervousness, too, shall soon pass.”

Putting pen to paper, writing down my thoughts and ideas, that’s one thing. Still, a full-blown research paper, well, it’s been a while since I’ve done that, and that’s a beast on its own, but general writing, with so much content being created daily, the pressures of writing something worthwhile, much less a blog or research paper, well, that pretty much put me on edge. My words are not profound, nor do I have great stories or words of wisdom to entice a reader to keep reading, but in this process, I have learned that it’s ok. Mostly that everything is going to be fine.

Elizabeth Townsend Gard gave me advice early in the course, and it’s to write for me, myself, and my development. It truly inspired me because now, in week 15, I feel much more confident, and while I still have some butterflies, I have grown. My research paper is still a work in progress, much like me. I’m not perfect, and I’m fine with that. So now I carry on the words shared with me; you got this! Don’t stress, do your best and embrace every step of the way. In the end, you’ll be better off having done this.

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