Finding balance between work and rest was also quite essential. Hard work is important to achieve one’s goals, but overworking can leave you feeling burnt out. Therefore, I continued to be disciplined in my studies, but I also made time to rest as well.
After four years of perseverance, I was able to successfully graduate in 2017 and achieve my goal of becoming an Optometrist. It was definitely a long journey filled with ups and downs but I would have never made it without the guidance and blessings of Almighty God. I am also eternally grateful to my parents, Lincoln Bobb and Jassmin Bobb for their unending support, love and encouragement that they have given me throughout my life. I am also thankful for the support given to me by my relatives, friends, and well-wishers for without their prayers and kind words I would not have made it this far. To my lecturers and senior colleagues, I thank you for the motivation and direction that you have given me throughout my academic journey.
My advice to persons interested in a career in Optometry is to be disciplined in your studies but remember to always find time for prayer. It is also important that you love what you do. Before pursuing any career, I believe that it is important to do enough research. Speak to persons involved, and make sure that you are passionate about the field. Always surround yourself with individuals who lift you higher and motivate you to do better. Never give up, and you will achieve your dreams.