It was exactly a year ago, when I found out I got rejected from my last remaining university to study medicine.
I remember crying and thinking that my whole life’s plan was tits up and I didn’t know what I was going to do with myself, and if you know me you know I love plans and so to have all my plans disintegrate before me was what I imagined then as being my worst nightmare. A year on and I can confidently, whole-heartedly say this has 100% been the single best possible thing that could’ve ever happened to me at that stage and point in my life.
I feel so much more myself, so confident in who I am and yet so different and empowered with a much more focused and powerful mindset. I have achieved so much in such a short amount of time and I have grown, evolved and developed in ways I didn’t think I could. I have come to fall in love with life for all its marvelous fucked up endeavors and we are still going strong with our love/hate relationship.
At this point there is nothing I would want to do more but to continue living it in the best possible way I know how and to show gratitude each step of the way. So, thank you Allah for everything, thank you to the University of East Anglia for saying no to me a year ago so I could’ve said yes to all the opportunities that have since become mine. Thank you to my family and friends and thank you to all of you for being a part of my journey.
Lool, I just thought I’ll include a montage of my initial immediate reaction on the day I found out I was rejected. Not my finest moment and I look a real hot mess, but I’m just trying to be as open, honest and transparent as possible, in the hope someone could take something from it.
Human rejection can be God’s divine protection.by Paula Hendrics
Lots of love – SofiaSHenanigans xxx