Grades do not define who you are as a person

Good afternoon my tea-bags, 

Yesterday was the due date for professor’s at my university to turn in student grades. Not going to lie, I am incredibly anxious to see what I get.

I already know I have a B- in one class, but there is one class that I am 98% sure I earned a D+. It will be my first D+ ever. I remember getting my first C+ in my freshmen year and that was already extremely devastating, but I eventually got through it.

What I learned from that experience was that life moves on after a bad grade. The C+ or whatever grade you get does not define who you are a person.

It is your personality or who you are as a person that makes you who you are. The way you treat others says a lot about a person, there is the old adage, “actions speak louder than words.” 

Now, this is not to say that it is okay to blame others for the grade you earned, because you get back what you put in. 

Teachers are not to be blamed for the grade you EARNED. Nobody DESERVES a certain grade, you EARN it.

You earn it by showing up for class, actively participating, and being respectful. Participation does not necessarily mean having to speak up (unless your professor explicitly says so, then listen to them), it just means keeping yourself engaged in the material and taking notes.

It is also earned by actually studying the material. Some classes will be harder than others and some may be easier.

It is up to you to figure out which subjects you are good at and focus more on the ones you need to work on.

Tea-Tip #3: It is not necessary to continually put yourself down or stress out over a piece of paper. (But it is certainly okay to cry if you need to). 

Love you all,

Tea G. Sea

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