I Am Still Learning

Lauren Tan
May 30, 2017 · 4 min read

I’m afraid

I was afraid when I started college in Australia, 4,000 miles away from home. I spent 3 years in vocational design school, and the thought of going back into academia was daunting. My grades were always terrible. Compared to my peers, I didn’t think I was smart enough.

I’m still learning

I studied the hardest I ever did in college, graduating in the dean’s list.

Learning from fear

I’ve come to learn that fear is something to be yearned for. If you’re not afraid, you’re too comfortable. Your best work happens when you’re in that sweet spot of being just uncomfortable enough.

We don’t learn alone.

“I am still learning”


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