The most easiest thing in life is to give up. To stop what you’re doing and just completely give up. Failure and giving up was always in the back of my head when I did a project in PLTW. I always had negative thoughts and I constantly told myself I could never do it and accomplish my goals. The most stressful project that I completed this year was bathbombs my group and I made for the Maker-o-Rama. This project was all trial and error. We had to do the project all by ourselves and this put a lot pressure on our shoulders.
In the beginning, we had a lot of ideas rolling around our heads and we didn’t exactly know what we wanted to do and what we wanted to show at the Maker-o-Rama. My group and I had a little trouble with money since our project wasn’t prioritized, but we teamed up with Ms.Nixon who was working with Girl’s Club and we got to do bathbombs. We used our own money to buy materials and we also brought our own from home. We had some trouble with getting some oils and citric acid but we eventually got the materials from Ms.Nixon.
At the Maker-o-Rama we were set up at a table with Girl’s Club and while we were setting up we already had a line of girls patiently waiting to make their bath bombs. At our table, the girls got to make their own bath bombs and we made origami boxes with the ingredients so they could take home and make their own. Towards the end of the fair, we ran out of materials and even though girls didn’t get to make their bath bombs it was overall a success. It hit me that the Maker-o-Rama was almost done and suddenly and my stress was gone and I was relieved. Knowing that all of my effort and time went into this project and the girls enjoyed making their bath bombs it made me happy. At the end of the day it was all worth it so don’t ever give up on a project because the most important part is that you had fun.
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all” -Dale Carnegle