Optometry has been my passion for 4 years now. But my dream of being an eye doctor has never felt as far away as it does at this moment. My vision has gone critical as I find myself starting to crumble under the pressure. The pressure of applications, letters of recommendation, OAT prep, and to top it off a broken heart is all so overwhelming. Life in general is weighing me down, crushing my spirit and causing me to question my abilities. My confidence is at an all time low. From the outside it seems like I’ve got it all: good grades, a VP position in optometry club, an internship as an optician. But what my transcript, resume, and application won’t show is how much I’m hurting. I can’t give up though. I’ve worked too hard and come too far to quit now. I have two options, give up, or keep moving on. I want this, more than anything; I have to keep going. I will keep going.