If you find yourself with no plans, why not try to invest your summer in service? Christ called us to love one another as well as serve. I can speak from experience that when I had to stay in the desert for two months in the summer, I took 6 days out of the week to train for my high school varsity swim team, volunteer at my church,and complete summer assignments for AP/ honors classes in order to transfer that credit to my future university. I decided that I wasn’t going to waste my summer away. If you don’t have the opportunity to travel over the summer just know that you’ll have an array of opportunities in the future.
I agree that I want to make a change; all I have ever wanted to do was make a change. I may not be the most decisive when choosing a degree, but my basis will stay the same, to make some sort of change big or small. College is a way for me to try things out and to find what I am talented at and enjoy. Applying to a university like SPU is a risk. I have never lived or been away from Hawaii for more than two weeks.
Going back to college demonstrates several things. First, it impresses upon my children the importance of a college education and how the possibilities multiple by earning a degree. We always tell our kids anything worth having is worth the hard work and sacrifice. My family has already experienced the sacrifice because we spend less time together, I’m less accessible, and doing things without me is more frequent. Secondly, it makes them realize making such important decisions should be done carefully and thoughtfully taking the family into consideration.
Since I will be leaving Jacksonville to go to college in Fayetteville, the only thing I can do for my old city is encourage its citizens to continue to better the city. There is so much I can and will do in my new college community. I will initiate conversations about things that need to improve, encourage students to strive to make a difference, and volunteer around the campus whenever the opportunity is given. The future excites me and I am ready to become an active member of a new community. I have a lot of hope in the future of our developing community because of all the students recently inducted into the National Honor Society and the active adults always ready to lend a helping hand.
They are here for a fleeting moment before they are gone, and we will never be able to get the time back that we threw away. The chorus goes, "Coming home, coming home, there’s nothing like a family to make you feel so d*** alone. you should 've brought flowers, should 've got daddy 's gun, ain 't nobody waiting on the prodigal son." He is talking about the separation between family, and how when the time comes any reason that you had to separate yourself is absolute nonsense. Family comes first, and when something tragic strikes it becomes meaningless.
Growing up near a college town, my parents hoped that moving away would not be necessary. However, for my desired major, moving away was the only option. Throughout my college search, my personal choices were leading me out of state. While moving away was going to be hard for my parents, moving across the country would be even harder. When I finally chose OU, the news was a relief for my parents.
Not only that, but with my younger siblings that also plan to go to college, I do not want my school debt to be in the way of their success. I want them to have a chance to succeed as
Other than working with different people, college students will have to take action and responsibility on their own. For instance, they will have to wake up and be on time for their classes, get there work done and then have time for themselves. “You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.“Les Brown. Finally, going to college is what you make it. You have to surround yourself with positive people and have a positive mindset you shouldn’t go just for the money, it’s a lot of opportunity in going to college.
The boys had the influences of their older relatives, which for them was the key factor in it all. They used their family as an escape even when their mother and my father refused to let them go they would sneak off and go to them anyway. That was when my father knew it was something deeper than what they said was going on. My father would ask them what they did that weekend they would say the same old responses. When I stated earlier that they were in a “family gang” they just did whatever they had to do to get to their family.
You may think that because you are in college now you do not have to always go to class, which is not necessarily wrong. However, to be successful you should attend all classes. If you go to every class you will not be behind on any work or assignments which will lower stress and allow you to do other things. When choosing your classes do not pick classes and times that will overlap with other activities in your day, such as work. Trust me, I know you are going to feel like you have so much freedom in college but, you are not going to be able to succeed by not going to class.