Sometimes You Have To Struggle In Order To Succeed

Sometimes You Have To Struggle In Order To Succeed

Life doesn't include a perfect plan for the way things are supposed to be.


In life, we want everything to go perfectly. We want to get into our dream school. We want to get the promotion. We want to be the best versions of ourselves we possibly can be.

And often to get what we want or have that dream job, you must have experience first. Whether it be from an internship or just what you learn from the classroom, it all can aid in helping you be the best versions of ourselves. However, what also helps is learning from our mistakes. That's where true wisdom comes from.

College and growing up is about analyzing a situation, seeing what went wrong and acknowledging what went right, and seeing what you can do to improve. Sometimes, situations are out of control and we cannot really change the outcome. Even just recognizing the circumstances are not within your control can help you succeed in life.

This semester, I currently have two professors who do not believe students should receive As in their class. I study hard every day when I can, using every app or websites that are meant to improve studying and improve grades. I've attended numerous office hours, recitations, and group tutoring sessions. Nothing seems to be working. And it's not like I'm not doing well in my other classes. When it comes to science general education requirements and math, I have been struggling.

As a result, I've panicked about possibly failing and what that might mean. I already have been stressing with the fact I might not be graduating on time due to my transfer credits.

When it comes to classes for my major, I've been excelling. I know I can do the coursework, and that I am smart enough to be here.

However, realizing that these professors teaching styles are completely different from what I'm used to has helped. Even talking to them about my concerns, they constantly mention "students who take my class don't receive As" or "be grateful you got a B." Really encouraging, right?

But it is. I know I am going to be better from this whole experience. I'm surviving my first semester at a new school, meeting new people, and trying to take advantage of everything. I am doing the best that I can.

Life doesn't include a perfect plan for the way things are supposed to be. Society has put pressure on when and how we ware meant to accomplish certain milestones. That isn't the way it has to be.

I mean, how many other kids can say that they made the decision to transfer with two weeks left of their fall semester and manage to do it all?

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5 Reasons Why Staying At College For The Summer Is The Ultimate Power Move

No school, no rules, summer vacation at the best place on Earth, also known as college.


As summer begins, it brings in the joy of no more school but for most what summer really brings is the sad realization that we have to leave our favorite place and go back to our boring home town with none of our new best friends. Although some have decided to stay at college for the summer and they will soon realize why this will be the best choice that they will be making all summer.


What's better than no school, warm weather, and most importantly no one to say, "Are you just going to sleep till 2:30 p.m. every day this summer?"

1. It's like the weekend, but every day

Do you know what weekends felt like during the school year when you didn't have anything to do? No? You never had any free weekends? Wow, I'm so sorry. Well, imagine a weekend that you didn't have to do anything. Now multiply that one weekend by seven and you get seven Saturday like days where you do not have a single care in the world.

3. No "Go cut the grass!"

For the sons, you know that annoying time every week when your dad is going to say, "Go cut the grass." There is nothing you can do to get out of it. Well, staying at school for the summer means no more nagging. You get to choose what you do now.

4. The bond of friendship

The friends you make when you stay at college for the summer are different than any other bond. Mostly because you all don't have a care in the world since it's summer in your favorite place. It's a right of passage to call someone your summer college best friends. These are best friends that words wouldn't do justice.

5. The townies

Everybody always wonders what happens to a college town when all the college kids go home. Well, the townies come back in full swing and take their town back. If you stay at your college, you get to experience what most can't even describe in words. To the one mid-40s guy trying to relive his glory days. To the old men hitting on the college girls at the local pub. To the weird towny creatures that make you shiver with fright as you drive past them. Have fun townies, you only have three months.

That dream of "I wish I could just stay here at college with all these people but have no responsibilities" is finally coming true.

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