Tag Archive: Poornima Vijayashanker

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    by Angie Chang

    Pushing Past Easy Excuses to Quit

     I didn’t let my peers who were smarter, more experienced, and didn’t have to worry about money bother me. I just put my blinders on and plugged away.

    By Poornima Vijayashanker (Founder, Femgineer)

    I am really bad at quitting. Failing miserably isn’t enough to get me to quit either. For example, when I was a freshman in college, I got a 19 on my first Computer Science test. It was a wake-up call that instilled fear in me to drop the class, but a semester later I couldn’t shake the thought of dropping it. So instead I decided to spend my entire summer re-taking the course, eventually majoring in computer science and, well, we know what happened after that.

    Even when catastrophe strikes, I cannot quit. My freshman year, my dad lost his job.