24 Hours

Today has been an unforgettable day for me because I have been awake for 24 hours. It was my first time staying up the whole night without any sleep to work on a project. I should admit that I was not doing well in this subject and I decided to push myself to work as hard as I could on the project, even if it meant a sleepless night.

day and night

Below are some of my observations after 24 hours of studying:

  1. Responsibility is the main factor that kept me moving forward with the project. I should not undervalue myself before trying it. I am the one who is responsible for what I do.
  2. When the morning came and my work was about to be done, the happiness that I experienced could not be expressed with words. I was extremely excited and the adrenaline kept me alert for the next 12 hours.
  3. I really want to thank some friends and classmates at JCU for being so encouraging and supportive. When I expressed my doubts by saying that I didn’t think I could do it, they responded: “You can do it; just try to write what is in your head. Just do it.” When I was about to give up, they encouraged me. I really don’t know what I would have done without their encouragement.
  4. I am making progress. I might not be as good as other students in that particular subject, but it does not mean that I am failing. I am just reaching success slower than others.


I have enjoyed what I have done so far. The process of studying is like the process of a stream. It is the ripple that makes the stream even prettier. The final project might not be my best work, but I benefited by doing it. The memory of this experience will be relevant and meaningful to me in the future.



Lisa Cheng Class of 2017 Business Administration Major Hometown: Wenzhou, China

Lisa Cheng
Class of 2017
Business Administration Major
Hometown: Wenzhou, China

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