You have permission to abandon it.
Replace it with self love and love of all others–and
love of the imperfections you imagine you see in both.
In truth, both are perfect in their ‘imperfection,’ for
‘imperfection’ merely means ‘incompletion.’
So do not be embarrassed if you haven’t completed
graduate school yet. Rather, look forward to the
adventure of doing it.

Neale Donald Walsch