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"I Felt Like Such A Failure": ALEXA ILACAD Recalls Challenges Before Graduating

Lance Paolo Lim

Posted at May 14, 2018


As Alexa Ilacad finished her studies as a Senior High student, she recalled the challenges she had to go through before getting where she is right now.

In a lengthy Instagram post, the teen celebrity-turned-rock star recounted how she was able to juggle study and work.

“There were so many nights when I wanted to go crazy and give up. I'd come home drained from taping at 5 a.m. then head to class at 9 a.m. with my hair still curled, looking like a zombie and ending up frustrated because my brain couldn't absorb anything even though I tried my hardest,” she said, sharing how she managed to work her way to graduation considering her hectic schedule as both a student and a celebrity.

“I would just cry buckets because I was so exhausted and I couldn't handle the stress of cramming. I felt like such a failure and disappointment because I wasn't able to reach the standards I set for myself at the beginning of senior-high," she continued. 

Then again, she made it. Now, she's officially going to college!

“This is a very proud moment for me because I thought I wouldn't be able to make it," she stated, stating how proud she is for making it despite all the challenges she had to face.

Check out her post below:

 

Estudyante sa umaga.... pero pag may taping, absent muna. 🙈ðŸĪŠ (Sorry for the long graduation post) . During my senior high journey, there were so many nights when I wanted to go crazy and give up. I'd come home drained from taping at 5am then head to class at 9am with my hair still curled, looking like a zombie and ending up frustrated because my brain couldn't absorb anything even though I tried my hardest. 😅 I'd come to school to take 4 exams (which I only reviewed for the night before) all in one day then rush to an event after. Most times I wouldn't even be able to come to class AT ALL due to my schedules which made it feel impossible to submit requirements and pass. 😎 The word "tough" doesn't give justice to the challenges I went through. I would just cry buckets because I was so exhausted and I couldn't handle the stress of cramming. I felt like such a failure and disappointment because I wasn't able to reach the standards I set for myself at the beginning of senior-high. 💔 I started getting so stressed over the smallest tasks because I felt so dumb. Minsan inisip ko "mahirap ba tong ginagawa ko or bobo lang ako?" â˜đïļ I even remember coming to school feeling so tired I fell asleep in the school gym. 🙈 BUT YESTERDAAAAAAAAY, I proudly graduated senior high-school at Treston International College, completing all my requirements, and passing them all with flying colors. Praise God! He is so good! ♥ïļðŸ’—😭 This is a very proud moment for me because I thought I wouldn't be able to make it. All this wouldn't be possible without the help of my lenient and supportive school, my loving and patient teachers, the whole faculty of Christian Legacy and Treston International College, our school directress, our dean, and most importantly, to my generous classmates aka FAM ♥ïļ who helped and guided me every step of the way, & to my parents who never pressured me about grades, and to my dog, BLUSH, who is the absolute best stress reliever. THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU. ðŸĪ—

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