I’m not kidding when I say I’m stubborn. It’s a constant mindset that drives me each and every day.
However, although the definition of stubborn is in accordance with my usage, it is stark contrast to the traditional sense of the word. See according to Dictionary.com, stubborn (adj.) is defined as “fixed or set in purpose or opinion; resolute.” And by this definition, I am most definitely stubborn. But when the word is used, it is often used in sentences such as, “he is so stubborn, he never listens to anyone!”
When I say I’m stubborn, I am not referencing my inability to listen to others, but rather, I am referring to the decision to never give up on the things that are important to me. College was rough for me. Along with my 4 surgeries, I had numerous other health issues. But I made up my mind early on in my disease, that I wouldn’t let me disease effect my grades and academic performance. I made the choice to be stubborn.
Even though I didn’t always succeed in the way I had planned, I am genuinely thrilled to have graduated Hanover college Summa Cum Laude and at the top of my class. My journey was not easy and I had plenty of roadblocks and trials along the way, but in the end, I have chosen to be stubborn about the things I care about in my not so normal life.