As the new school semester just started in addition to the new year, there are many things that are circling our minds as university students. All the school work, all the friendships and we can't forget, all the drama. I can definitely say that coming into this new semester and this new year, I had so many high expectations, but in reality, it was something different. Not that it was a bad experience, but I can definitely say that it started off as a rough journey. However, I know that this semester and this new year can only go up from here.
Let's talk about one thing at a time. The first thing is school. I was so prepared for my classes and so motivated to study hard and get good grades, but I just can't muster up the energy to do so. I think that this also ties in with all the other features to consider when attending university. For instance, social life. I thought that a new year and new semester meant a new beginning with a good group of friends. I love the new friends that I met, but I feel that it isn't the best time for me to socialize. With all the stress and drama that piles up in college, it can be difficult to just ignore and have a fresh start.
Then, with thinking about the future and career goals. It is difficult, especially as a junior who only has one year left of undergrad to put your future career aside. I feel that this semester has too many things to take into consideration that I end up not focusing on any aspect of my college life or personal life. But, one thing that I can say is that I want to make this one of my best semesters. This is a time where I am young and always making mistakes. I want to make everything now and learn from them rather than just keeping it bottled up inside and never confronting anything.
One thing that I hope to gain from this rough start is a clear path and a sense of where I am going and what I really want. Put yourself and your needs and wants over everything before you help others. It is vital to know yourself before you give advice to others. Let's just have hope and good thoughts about the future ahead and learn from this rough start.