Coincidentally, Rosh Hashanah always falls around the time that I begin a new year of school. Having moments to reflect during this time in my academic life helps bring a sense of clarity to my otherwise hectic mind. Excelling further than I did “last year.” Trying harder than “last year." But what if I don't worry about last year? It’s simply a blip on my timeline. Mistakes were made, of course, but I also had major wins. Rosh Hashanah helps me realize that ultimately, the best thing for academic success is to put the past in the past and work as best you can to make the present something you’re proud of.