As Theodore Roosevelt said, "Nothing Worth Having Was Ever Achieved Without Effort" It is true that nothing comes easy and nothing is for free. My experience at college proves the truth of this quote. My experience as a freshman at Kingsborough Community College was very challenging. In the beginning, it was hard to adapt to the college environment which I had to give up on things I enjoyed, watching movies, hanging out with friends, sleeping 12 hours per day. I said to myself that I must get good grades and reach my goals.
In fact, the odds are against you.” -robert greene I picked this quote because teachers are not going to going to hold you hand throughout high school. Their just their just their to teach the students who want to make it in life and some do not care if you pass or not. My grades have changed since I first started high school they were really good at first but then I got side tracked thinking I would pull up my grades last minute. I was horribly wrong and realized that it wasn’t as easy as middle school. My sophomore year was probably the worst because I slacked off and procrastinated but I picked myself up thanks to a little motivation.
The final reason that led me to college is to experience the" life of as a college student". I have learned that college is nothing compared to high school. Being a college student is not easy, it is about learning from others, learning how to become independent and following your dreams. I will continue to keep working hard and get myself a step closer each day to my dream career. To sum everything up college is an opportunity that not everyone has, so being able to attend college is a blessing that no one should take for granted.
I ended up being diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression and was put on medication, which put doubt on myself. Wondering why would I want to figure out something to do with my life when I am not even happy. So which ended up happening was my grades were bad, I wasnt trying the hardest I could and I thought I could slide right through my freshman year. Well I was wrong. I was not making the best choice with my friends at this time either.
Luckily, I managed to land a job as a camp counselor, but something was still missing. Finally, I realized that I wanted to go back to school. Going back to school drastically changed my life. My work ethic, free time, and self – esteem have all changed my daily life for the better. When I was in high school I think it is safe to say I was a pretty good student.
I have had a very difficult time adjusting to college because I knew how to take advice about asking for help and not actually asking for help when I needed it. During my freshman year, this was a great problem and this resulted in me ending the year with a low GPA and losing my scholarship. The wake-up call came when my strong mother broke down after I told her I had lost my scholarship and that she had to pay out of pocket for me to attend an expensive institution. Although I could have dropped out and attended the community college near my home, my mother reminded me that this was my one and only shot at a college education. For the next two semesters, I worked hard and brought my GPA above a 3.0 which helped me regain my scholarship.
So, I decided to change what they didn’t like. The summer between my Sophomore and Junior year I joined the cheer team, learned how to do my makeup, got contacts, dyed my hair blonde, and lost a little weight. I went back to school that August feeling a lot better about myself. As the year went on, I started feeling depressed because I got back into that state of not being satisfied with
When Junior year started, I was stupendously enthusiastic and everything seemed to be great, but then I was giving up on everything. I knew I needed to develop a plan for the following semester so that this would not happen again, which is why I switched to online school. This immensely helped me as I was able to focus on myself, my mental health, and gave me more time to
I had no choice but to learn how to deal with conflicting thoughts and feelings about the person I once admired. I developed healthy ways to manage my stress and one of those ways was therapy; I begged my mother to let me take it. I also learned to focus all the negativity into something positive. My academics. Although my freshman year wasn't perfect I managed to keep at 3.0 average that year, while having to adjust to what it felt to me at the time, a new
I have always thought that significant change is a long process. However, five months in college changed me more than ten years in elementary and high school ever did. Because everyday in the university, I live a routine, which requires me to be independent from my parents, responsible for my own needs, wise in making decisions, and careful in trusting people. I have truly seen myself grow within my first three semesters in the university and it manifests so much in my attitude and outlook in life today. University life makes me know myself better.
If you be honest that you lost your homework, then you wouldn’t get in trouble as much. In the principal’s office, for example, I have only been there once. I called two people “gay” in 5th grade. It was a bad choice and at the time, I didn’t even know what the word “gay” meant. The only reason I said it was because everyone else was saying that.
I thought I was ready to overcome every obstacle that was thrust upon me but I was sadly mistaken. College was a culture shock. I concluded that college is an entirely different universe, then high school. My GPA dropped for the first time in my life from a 3.7 in high school to a 2.8. The decline in my GPA made me realize that my journey to becoming a doctor is not always going to be easy.
Double Major in Criminal Justice/Crime Scene Investigation With A Minor in Psychology and Early Childhood Education; I go to Liberty University. My dream job is to be a youth counselor for troubled youth. I don 't care about the pay I want to help and love what I do. It 's not always about money. I just want a career where I can help people!
This was one of the happiest days of my life because I knew in the future I would reflect back on my experience and think to myself I made it this far with so many complications that I know I can overcome anything life would throw at me. Although I did not graduate with honor society or one of the highest grades I still have the satisfaction of having my diploma and knowing I overcame all my failures in middle school. I’m proud to say thank you to my teacher who never let me down and always told me I can do it because of her I showed her my effort was more than