College Reflection

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In August of 2009 I started my first year of what I would call the rest of my life. I say this not because my experience before that time was meaningless, but because it wasn’t until college when I started learning who I was and my potential for success. During my four year tenure, there are many fond memories as there are challenging moments that have made me the person I am today. Although I strive to continually learn new information each day, I can say the time I spent at Missouri State University was well worth the time, energy, and financial loss. To share my story, I will provide an account for each year, including a theoretical analysis of the psychological, cognitive, social, and vocational influences. Naïve and clueless. These descriptors define the start of my freshman year as I had no preexisting expectations from my family being a first generation college student. I always felt one step behind everyone else and didn’t know how to help myself. My parents didn’t know how to help me and every time I made contact they made me feel guilty for not…show more content…
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