My College Experience Thus Far

My College Experience Thus Far

Experience Combined With Thoughts
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Since college is starting back up again very shortly, I figured it’d be a good time to share my experience and thoughts now that I’ve survived a few years of college. College was something very new to me, however, I feel that I am managing the change pretty well. When I first arrived to college, I was a little leery. New surroundings can cause one to have a difficult time adjusting to all the changes. I have been and still am a resident at my college, which is a pretty big change for me. You see, I was raised in a tiny home with very strict parents. So it was very hard for me to make friends even while I lived at home. My parents never let any of my friends come into my house, and as much as I would like to say that it never hindered a friendship, unfortunately it hindered almost all of them. Fearing that my life will repeat itself at college, I find it quite hard to make friends because I do not know how to keep them. For me this has been one of my downfalls in college so far. I am not the best at making new friends because I do not always know how to communicate properly. Having friends to help support one another is important. College can become very stressful at times, and that is when those friends come in handy. With time I hope to improve my social skills, and be able to become more acquainted with others.

My residency on campus has been good thus far. I enjoy the campus’ scenery. It is a very friendly and peaceful campus. I feel that most of the people there are willing to help me if I need it. Since I do not have many friends on campus, sometimes I leave campus to visit with old friends. While seeing old friends makes me happy and all, I would still like to be able to have more friends on campus. I enjoy almost everything that college has brought to my life. There is always someone willing to step aside with you and give you the proper help you need if you just look for them. College gives you a sense of independence, which I like. The way I see it, is if you remain focused on your work and your dreams, you are going to strive to make those dreams a reality.

I have not only met my expectations, but I have went a little beyond them in some areas. In high school, I never really gave myself enough credit. For some reason I always tend to think less of myself. Even though I have gone beyond what I thought I could, I still feel that I need to improve in more areas, and yes writing is one of them. (it’s okay to laugh). I feel like I can try to make better study habits, get a better at planning, and push myself even further. Who knows maybe I’ll surprise myself yet again.

Personally, I feel that I do not need much help at the present moment in time, however, that could change. There always comes a time when you’ll need help and I never will forget that. I’ve learned that meeting with one’s adviser is very important, to make sure you stay on track. The past years that I have been in college has gone pretty well. I expected it to be a lot different than it was. However, I am proud of the way I managed my time and studies. I believe that it is very important to stay ahead of the game in case something goes wrong. That way you have time to potentially fix it before the deadline. Don’t get me wrong though you will lose track at some point and will have to hurry things a lot to meet a deadline, but I’ve learned that it’s all about balance.

So without further ado, my overall experience has been pretty cool and I cannot wait to see what is in store for me next.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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Crossroads

Trying to figure out what to do in life.

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I never saw the crossroad

Where I could cross n' roam

Under an arch or dome. [1]

I just kept on the road

That was laid out,

Told to hold out

Till it pays out. [2]

Now I think its too late

Been walking too long,

Classes are all wrong

But masses too strong. [3]

So I follow with my head down

And chest up, succeeding cause

I'm too scared to fuck it up. [4]

But I have a need to lead,

Top-down and gears up

Leaving nothing to the dust.

But if I drop out, I'm a fuck up. [5]

Is it better to live and rust

Or drive till it busts

With trust you can find the way? [6]


[1] - Play on roam/Rome. Starts the poem by expressing the feeling of being trapped in my path in life. I felt like I never got the chance to figure out what I wanted to do.

[2] - I think a lot of it was I was following what people told me I should be doing.

[3] - I have a feeling that it is too late to change my course of life. I'm in a college for business, taking classes about business, and everyone around me wants to do business.

[4] - This is saying that even though I am not passionate about what I am doing I am still trying to succeed only because I'm scared of failing or quitting.

[5] - I want to leave and lead myself, do something where I'm not following but I don't know how to do that. This part starts a car reference, idk I've been watching Formula 1 on Netflix and its dope.

[6] - This is the question I've been asking myself, wondering if I should continue on with my path or follow my passion.

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