Elation 

You know that feeling you get when you have finally accomplished something worth your while? It is  called elation and it is a pretty sweet feeling. There is something about not giving up and seeing something through that you were bound and determined to do no matter how hard things get. 

Through the sweat, the fatigue and the frustration, you keep telling yourself, “I can do this. I have come too far to give up.” There were probably moments where you questioned whether or not it was worth it, I know I did. After you get hit with setback after setback, you can’t help but to wonder. Quickly though, you dismiss those negative thoughts and focus even more on how to accomplish your dream(s) and goal(s). 

I was once asked what keeps me motivated, for me it is my parents. I have watched my parents overcome the unthinkable and succeed when there were no odds in their favor. They never looked for pity or even made excuses. If it was something they needed done or wanted done, they made it happen no ifs, ands or buts about it. My parents do not break easily and neither do I. It is no wonder why my Spanish friends call me Torito, which means “little bull.” 

I told my parents that I would make good on my writing and they are finally getting to see just that. I am elated and inflated with hope and even more determined than I was before. It is my hope that you too will remain determined and focused through it all. Please do not become bitter or disheartened if things do not always go your way. Use those setbacks as your motivation to keep pushing forward and be proud of the progress you have made. Some progress is better than no progress. Remember that! 

Until next time… 

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