This week has prompted me to realise how easy it is to take the support that we have for granted! From friends who understand when you need to reschedule a commitment due to an assessment, to family members who make your favourite breakfast on the morning of an exam, there are so many small acts of kindness that make up a support network. Thus, in reflecting on this, I have come to appreciate that all of these little actions from those around me are what enable me to be in an environment of success.
One of the most integral parts of my support network are my tutors. Whenever I am in doubt about any aspect of my studies, I swiftly turn to my tutors for clarification. Thus, I am extremely thankful for all the teaching staff that have had the time and patience to answer my endless questions and long emails! Without this support, I wouldn’t be as engaged with the content and assessments.
Similarly, my family, friends, and partner provide me with important support as they are always willing to reassure me and respond to my needs. Without having these people to listen to my speeches, quiz me on flashcards, and listen to my concerns, I wouldn’t be as confident in my work! Thus, I am grateful for all the assistance that they give me.
Overall, Vincent Van Gough really did have it right when he said that “great things are done by a series of small things brought together,” as it is all the little actions from our support network that allow us to achieve great feats.