I feel as if I relate to Julisa the most out of the three freshmen. We both had to take out loans and are still struggling to come up with enough money, though, hopefully, I will not be forced to move off of campus due to money problems. In addition to that, neither she nor I feel as if we are getting the full college experience. Julisa’s boyfriend is always on her back about doing fun things, and my mom is always on mine.
I am the most excited about how much independence I have now. I like to go out with friends and have a good time, which is something I was never really able to do. When I lived at home, I could never stay out past nine o’clock or do anything without my mom breathing down my neck. Also, in high school, I had to take a bunch of classes that I did not care for at all. Now, I will be able to start taking classes that interest me and will help me towards my future career. The downside to leaving my parents is that now, I have to live with a roommate, which comes with it’s own set of problems. She and I are very different, so it is challenging to live with her. Sometimes, she is nice and pleasant to be around, but she is someone I would never choose to live with. Another struggle is finding time to participate in events. M...
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... interfere with her study time. I fully support Brian’s decision to leave college. When you have a child, you have to make decisions based on what is best for them. It was difficult for his son with him not being there, so going away to college was not the best idea in the first place. In addition, he did not make the college football team in Arizona, but he did once he moved back home and went to a community college. I believe his decision was the best one for both his son, and himself.
After watching “I’m a College Freshman,” I started to think about all the ways in which the show related to my own life. I realized that my struggles were similar to theirs, so thinking about how to solve their problems also solved my own. Now that I am aware of how these issues are affecting me, I can begin to solve them and continue on my way as a successful college freshman.
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