During class we discussed about whether its a good or bad thing to end up having a different goal that we have set for ourselves and right away I thought about how I changed some of my goals that I have set for myself. One of the goals I changed was how staying close to my family because I am a very family oriented person but I felt like I had to get out of my comfort zone by choosing to attend Johnson County Community College. I always thought I would make a positive impact in the county that I got raised in. Later on I said to myself that I have to do a greater impact by being a leader outside of my community in order to grow as a person but also a well-rounded leader in regards to living up to different expectations compare to the expectations
I have always considered myself to be an introvert as I prefer to listen to others than converse in front of a sizable audience. Since grade school, I had always been told by my teachers to present my ideas and participate often in class discussions. Sometimes, I used to like expressing my thoughts during a in class discussion but I soon learned than this was more often dependant on the topic that was being discussed. Sometime around the end of my junior year I had perfected the topics that interested me and had almost told myself to shutdown during class discussions that revolved around a specific topic which I did not like. Most of the topics that I rarely shared my thoughts about were connected to our society and its cultural values.
The majority of the residents value this quality in me and seek me out when a difficult decision needs to be made. However, my demeanor may be a disadvantage if I were to be working with another population or in a different setting. For example, I do not think be successful in jobs at prisons or alternative schools because I may have to be more serious and assertive with my clients. Throughout my life, education has always been one of the most important aspects of my life and I believe my academic achievements demonstrate this. Over the past three years in college, I have maintained over a 3.9 GPA and put much effort into excelling in classes from various departments across campus, but particularly within the
My first four weeks have gone by so fast, but they were key in order for me to get accustomed to life at Temple University. The first time I felt homesick was a very big challenge for me. My immediate reaction was that I wanted to give up, but shortly after I experienced these thoughts I realized that I am not one to quit things and I had to give it my best effort. I definitely grew over a few days and realized that I liked where I was in life and that I would be able to push through the
There are many things I can do to manage my stress better is to make better and smarter choices. I started off at a community college, and most of the stress I experienced was what my old psychology professor called environmental stress. College exposes you to all different kinds of people, ideas, and interests. If you choose to hang with crowds, that has low academic, and high social values you may be popular, but you will not succeed in the classroom, and if you do not produce good academic and social fruit then you will not last long in college. When I was reading the UIC pamphlet basically these values stuck out to me, stay organized, manage and plan your time accordingly.
In addition, the schedule conflicts of our team members added fuel to the fire as we could only discuss online, which hindered our team’s designer from fully comprehending my ideas. In fact, many of her drafts were contrary to my expectation. To prevent our work from going off-track, we arranged some offline meetings by sacrificing our weekends to discuss about the
That person always ends up being me, although I like to talk and catch up with my friends I like getting A’s in my work more so when I see that the class is almost over and we haven’t accomplish nothing I start being the annoying person who starts to worry and I usually end up telling everybody not to worry about it and I’ll do everything, which means I’m doing work for four people and I have a job and other classes to worry about, also my group can have better idea than me which can help the group grade , but I take the responsibility all to myself because I feel like if I give them any responsibility they won’t do it unless I’m on top of them like little kids or if they do it they won’t put any effort into what I told them to look up so at the end of the day I prefer going through all the hard work myself because I know I took my time. Pretty much when I’m in a group with my friends I don’t trust any of them to do the work and that’s a very big problem and one I always make because I can’t tell my friends no so I end up doing everything and they lay back and receive the good
First week of the class was hard for me because I was worried about how should I write all of these assignments and get good grades, everyone told me that this class will be hard and I will have such a bad semester because of it. However, this class became one of my favorite classes and I learned so many things during the semester in WRT160. First of all, I learned about the APA format and how to use it, I thought it will be hard to do
I always wanted to go out to the games or the other activities and did not want to do my homework. So for most of freshman year part of sophomore year my grades suffered because of that. However I was able to learn to a point how to manage my time better and was able to go to activities while so getting my work done. There is a fine line between being involved and too involved. If your work suffers because of being involved you need to take back and refocus.
It is important that you get a job that will benefit you in the long run and one that is not stressful and a distraction to your school life. My job was beneficial to my life because it helped me with time management and how to prioritize what is important and what is not. Your home life plays a roles as well because if it is not a happy and positive place to be then it will affect you mentally and emotionally. My home life was good but my relationship with my mom was not at the time because we just did not see eye to eye all the time. The relationship began to get better over time which help tremendously because we started to talk more and I started to reach out and ask for help.