Looking in retrospect, my undergrad years brought out a lot of uncertainty in me. I think that this is just the nature of most bachelor’s degrees: to truly have you stop, think – and yes, at times question the path you’re on. You’ll find they may be some of the most formative years of your life.
Throughout these years, there will be many disappointments: but these will not always define you negatively. For me, those failures were often literal (failing organic chemistry II by 2% in second year, rejected from all master’s programs I applied to in Canada, even after pulling off my FOURTH year with a ~3.85 GPA).
Once you can ascertain what is and isn’t working for you: that is when you’ll really start making the moves that will prove to be some of the most significant ones of your life. I failed forward: there is light at the end of the tunnel.Exactly 4 months from now, I will be finishing off two Master’s degrees, and will have presented at three national conferences – all in areas that I would have never explored if it had not been for these failures.