I think this idea of persistence is good for any profession, right? Nothing worth doing comes easy, so it's important to continually work to improve and not let setbacks get you down.
There were a lot of great pieces this year, and I think you're reflecting on one of them here. Thanks for your thoughts about this, Ryan!
It was so cool today to see other students performing their own work during 8th period. Each piece was different in its own way and expressed each writer for who they are on the inside. I especially liked Ellyce Wongs performance because I was able to relate to it a lot. She really struck home when she was talking about how everyone expects something different of you and it gets jumbled up into one big mess. But, at the end of the day, you have to be true to yourself and follow your own dreams and aspirations, not what someone else dreams for you.