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Conquering the Capstone Project

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So this week I finally had the quintessential freak-out that comes with being a college senior. My ride on an emotional rollercoaster came courtesy of the Capstone project. With a little over a month left, my group and I decided to change our project idea. Instead of introducing a line of gluten-free groceries, we decided to introduce gluten-free “to-go” lunch boxes (sort of like a Lunchable). So now we have to go back and change a lot of aspects of our project. Therefore, now we have even MORE work than originally intended and we have to do it in an insanely short amount of time.

Understandably (and embarrassingly), I cried and complained and had a freak-out worthy of a Lifetime movie. But after a half hour, I just realized I needed to suck it up and work hard for the next few weeks. After four years at LIM, I have learned that not everything can be easy. College is about being challenged, so now it’s time for me to face this challenge head-on. Basically, I need to follow that cliché saying of “when life hands you lemons, you need to make lemonade.” Needless to say, I’m going to have to make A LOT of lemonade.

Anyway, since I was so stressed about this project I decided to find some renewed motivation to get me through these next few weeks. So I decided to go indoor rock climbing. It might not seem like a big deal to most people, but it was a huge deal for me because I am terrified of heights. But I faced my fear and conquered it! It was an awesome feeling and it reminded me that I can accomplish anything, no matter the circumstances.

So with that, I now am ready to tackle this Capstone project. It is going to be incredibly rough having to do all this work this late in the game, but at least it will all be over soon!

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