So far in my life I hadn’t liked school but there was this part in my head that said I only didn’t like it because I couldn’t choose what I wanted to do. Until now I had avoided the idea of going to college except now online school was a thing. That lasted a year. First, I didn’t have the money to go. Second,
I finished off my second semester at UCA with one A, two B’s, and one C. My last semester at UCA I did not put forth any effort. I did not know if I wanted to be a public relations major any longer so I took a bunch of random classes to see if I would find anything that I might like. I started partying less and tried to focus more on school but I still devoted most of my time to the person that I was dating. I thought that my love life was more important than school because I did not know what I wanted to do and I did not see the point of going. I finished off my last semester at UCA with two A’s and three B’s.
I was afraid to stay an extra year to obtain my second degree. I was scared that my great grandmother wouldn’t be able to see me graduate because as the years went by she got sicker. I was out here trying to focus on my education and my family wouldn’t tell me rather or not she was getting better or worse. They wanted me to stay focused on what was in front of me. I was supposed to graduate May 2015 with my degree in accounting but I decided not to be afraid and I picked up my degree in management with the mind set she would hang in for one more year.
In high school I didn’t know what I wanted to with my life. Should I get a job or go to college? After I graduated my parents decided to get divorced so the stress and drama of the situation held me back from applying to school. I took a year off and started working at random part time jobs eventually got sick of it at finally applied to school. I registered for two classes but I made the dumb mistake of taking them with my friends from high school.
I thought I had everything in life, and it made me never grateful with what I had. But then, I made a decision to move to United States, and since I moved to United States, I became a responsible and a grateful person. It all started in high school, as a person, I was far from being responsible. School was just a place to meet friends, spent most of my time playing around, and never thought about the future. But gradually, my parents were getting worried about me.
I had attended the community college in my area during my last year in high school to take some extra courses, and I truly detested the place. I really did not want to go anywhere but < >. So I petitioned for readmission to a new department at< >. I decided that I should focus my studies on something other than engineering, because it was much more than I had expected, and it was flat out, too
Many will take a gap year to learn new things through personal experience and not in an academic setting. When students graduate high school, they should consider choosing to go to college right away instead of waiting around doing nothing to help get an education for their future. Over the years the student decided to take off, their learning process will not be the same. Everything that they had learned in high school may start to be forgotten. Trying to relearn all of that will be harder because these students have not seen the material in a while and will have to relearn it all again.
This was the path I was supposed to take, I felt like I needed to get out and prove everyone who doubted me about going to college wrong and not just some tech school a couple of minutes down the road or a school in my town. Majority of my classmates always made jokes about me not going to college and being the kid that peaked in high school. Not wanting to be known as that guy, I buckled down at the beginning of senior year and started making the moves needed to take that next step to go to college. Finding motivation in myself, I started to excel in my school work and put the pieces together. After taking the standardized test needed for college and filling out applications I started to receive feedback from colleges.
This was the path I was suppose to take, I felt like I needed to get out and prove everyone who doubted me about going to college wrong and not just some tech school a couple of minutes down the road or a school in my town. Majority of my classmates always made jokes about me not going to college and being the kid that peaked in high school. Not wanting to be known as that guy, I buckled down at the beginning of senior year and started making the moves needed to take that next step to go to college. Finding motivation in myself, I started to excel in my school work and put the pieces together. After taking the standardized test needed for college and filling out applications I started to receive feedback from colleges.
During the semester, I actually suffered a loss that hurt me a lot; my grandpa passed away. The week that this happened I had to miss school for the entire week, I thought I was going to have to drop my classes. I thought that the professors weren’t going to allow me to make-up the work, but my professors were more than happy to help. I messaged my professors and let them know what was going on, all of them gladly messaged me the work. This was proof to me that my professors do want us to succeed, if they wouldn’t have cared they would have just let me