In the beginning of 2015 I have once again landed myself as an enrolled full time college student. This year is different from the last. In 2014 I have completed 42 credit hours and graduated with my Associates in Science at the age of 20. Starting bright and early tomorrow morning I will be considered a college slave to my studies to complete my Associates in Art. During my experience since the beginning of this year, I have over come many obstacles that spontaneously happen to land in my path. I have learned a handful of lessons in my first six months as a full time student, such as:
- As a student and work study it is not possible to study during work hours
- Social media is a major distraction (Deleted all major accounts)
- Getting involved with others who do not share the same aspirations is only a distraction
- Procrastination is not my friend
- Study from the textbook and lecture notes
- Always bring a jacket and water to class
- Switching back and forth between on a major is normal
- Sitting in front of the class is helpful not hurtful
- The gym and I will be needing some time apart from each other
- Be observant, a phenomenal listener, and think before making decisions. This quote has a lot to do with number 10 – “”Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” – Plato.”
I have concluded that making simple changes in my daily life will not demolish my foundations of built self esteem and knowledge. These simple changes that have been addressed will be a successful start to my lovely, agonizing, stressful, sleepless, and anxiety filled college term. My school, work, and home schedule for this fall is stuffed like a turkey on Thanksgiving. With handling four classes this term and a part time job, my thought on picking up an additional class might be out of the question. Pssh! Who am I kidding? I am thinking about taking a natural science class as well.
Who knows, maybe I will enroll myself into GER1120 and buy a plane ticket sometime next year.
- What is your current GPA?
- What class do you enjoy the most?
- Did you switch and day classes for night? (Do it before drop/add)
- What are some distractions?
I have not gone to bed yet (it is almost 6am.)