My Journey from GSAT to CSEC -Rianna Blake
Hello everyone! My name is Rianna Blake and I would like to share my success
story from GSAT to CSEC.
When I was in Grade 6, it was God, Family and Hardwork that put me on in the spotlight after receiving a perfect score of all 100%s
in my five subjects.
Being young and free-spirited, I knew it was The Work of The Lord but I did not know how to thoroughly explain His presence in the event at that time.
Now I am older and wiser and have concocted (with the help of scrolling through Instagram) a summary of what got me starting my race well and finishing my race with the same momentum: God. Goals. Growing. Glowing.
I have gotten to truly know God over the past five years on my journey. It
was prayers answered by Him that kept me moving through the hard work and effort that I displayed at The Immaculate Conception High School and I knew that the unanswered ones were my way of asking but not His way of giving.
My relationship with God really grew when in December 2018, something very tragic happened and I lost two family members and to this day, it still pains my heart that I lost them but I can only trust in God and move on!
I have always related to the phrase "Only dead fish go with the flow". I
did not just depend on God's guidance, I set goals and thresholds in mind and on paper to help get me where I am now.
Developing goals also helped me to grow mentally as I expanded my motivational
skills. Setting goals for myself prepared me to achieve!
past five years of my life could either have made me or break me because high school experiences have taught me a lot. The key to growing myself in the right direction was to surround myself with people of the same mindset who were passionate about their studies
and were competitive.
These people also happened to be very amazing friends and they have always been there to support me in everything. However, I did not just focus on academic skills, but
also 'soft' skills that our world is lacking today such as etiquette, attitude and overall disposition as a young lady.
This is tied to growing as when you have grown well, you will glow well. Glowing does not refer to physical appearances for me but how you are perceived by your peers, teachers etc.
I never gave anyone a loophole of opportunity to connect something negative to my name because I truly believe in integrity (which is also what our world lacks). Of course, you can never please everyone but I never tried to. I pleased
myself and only me!
A note to everyone that sees this, never see someone successful and think that it was a 'bed of roses' that got them there because
"the hotter the battle, the sweeter the victory". You have to commit and sacrifice to achieve and that has been my mantra from the beginning.
I hope everyone
learns something and thanks for reading my success story!