I’m okay, don't worry!” Looking back on it, the majority of my days were black. I was sad a lot, at times it got so bad that my chest would start to hurt, my heart would race and I felt like I couldn't breathe. I talked to my mom about it and she always said the same, “Deep breathes Celinne, breathe breathe.” I always wondered to myself, how do you (attempt) to take deep breaths when you can't even catch it? Even on my white days I was short of breath. To finally be happy again, I was convinced I needed to be home schooled. I was a good learner, but I lacked in my self-confidence. I really thought homeschooling would be a good fit for me because I have always worked better when I was alone. Getting my parents to go along with it didn't take long, they could see I was hurting. But then again, I think everyone did, it was obvious. When everyone was getting ready to go back to school in January, I was dropping out of Roosevelt and enrolling at Vivas Academy. Headmistress: (my mother) Mrs. Vivas, School Population: one. To spare you the boredom homeschooling wasn't working out for me. Long story short, i’d do nothing all week than on the weekend cramp in a week's worth of work in one
Legally when you turn eighteen, you are considered an adult. Although this is prevalent, many eighteen year olds are still treated as children. Not yet being eighteen, and knowing I still have two years till I “reach maturity”, I personally feel I have matured more quickly than others my age. When I am stressed, delighted, or infuriated I feel as though I handle all manners and emotions at an adult level. In my life, my level of maturity goes unnoticed due to my age.
Throughout my college years, neither of my parents were very supportive financially. Therefore, I typically work full time each summer and save a large portion of my income and then depend on that money during the school year. I work
As a second year college student I have a very difficult time paying for college even with the help of my parents. Working every summer full-time at near minimum wage barely pays for my portion of college. In fact, a few summers I have worked two jobs, one full-time the other near full-time, and I still have a hard time paying for college. Many students that do not receive help to pay for their college by their parents often work while they are at school. This does not
I believe the most challenging aspect will be witnessing children as well as adults being neglected by their trusted caregivers. It appeals to me because i have personally experienced being neglected, we had an abusive father growing up and we would go from homeless shelter to homeless shelter and some of the homes were not very considerate. I feel if i have a chance to be a part of helping people in need, i can rest assure that the people i am helping will never worry about feeling unsafe. As a result, i feel if they receive the help they need, they can be more confident and more positive toward life and look forward to their future.
Many college students have non-traditional situations. Some students have children or dependents that limit their available hours. This can be hard because financial aid is not given to part- time students and they may not be able to afford their classes or a caretaker. Students also may drop out because they don’t want debt in the future and can’t afford college on their own. Some students work full time or have multiple jobs to support themselves and pay for their education. This makes it hard to pass a class because they lack time to study or to do their work outside of class. For example, an article about why students drop out states that “Nearly three-quarters (71%) of students who dropped out of college said that work contributed to the decision, with more than half (54%) identifying it as a major factor” (Kantrowitz, 3). This is a significant example because it provides hard evidence that many students are dropping out or failing because
Where a regular student can afford to block off time days or weeks in advance for study or extracurricular activity I have found that flexibility is my strongest tool. There have been nights I have found myself studying for an impending test while pacing my kitchen with a crying baby in one arm and a text book in the other. Any reading assignment I can manage to listen to through audiobook is absolutely a God send, as I can complete it in the car or while packing lunches. I work two jobs on top of everything else. This semester has been my favorite in terms of schedule synchronicity. Everything is flowing in an orderly manner, I go straight from school to work taking time to study during my breaks.
It was not healthy to sit at home for most of your free time eating caramel with apples and working your brain off studying or doing homework. Which, surprisingly, is what I did in my free time. If acing my classes is a priority, then I need to spend what time I have and put it towards my
Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2012). Digest of Education Statistics, 2011 (NCES 2012-001), Chapter 3. Web. Date Accessed 2/7/2014 https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=76). Many students are forced to work full time to support themselves, or their family. This could lead to an inability to balance all of the duties of work, home, and school, which often results in students dropping out. Some students are forced to utilize student loans. Students who work part time, and go to school full time may not be able to afford the cost of living on their own. If they do not have familial support to assist with this, they often have to turn to student loans to make up the difference. This results in many students acquiring a massive amount of debt prior to graduating, if they even graduate. Many students concerned with the amount of student loan debt already acquired, either place school on hold, or drop out permanently for fear of acquiring any more debt, and not being able to pay it back.
During my sophomore year, the stress of taking all AP and Honors classes made me more vulnerable to having mental breakdowns. I grew increasingly tired of trying to fit the ideal image of a Vietnamese girl and maintaining the best grades so that my family would be proud of me. They had continued to tear me down with any chance that they could despite my desire and efforts to become accepted. Things took a worse turn during the summer before my junior year. My self-esteem became so low that I could no longer jokingly call myself beautiful, even though I had been able to do so on numerous occasions before. That was when depression hit me hard. Mood swings became a part of my daily life and I became immensely dependent on the presence of others. I fell into despair with the thoughts of not knowing what my purpose to live was
Another option is for the student to work as well as being a full time student. Students quickly find that trying to manage time between work and studying can be difficult. Many students who work and go to school find themselves always rushing to get things done not giving complete effort. Also, working can have a negative
In third grade I was unsocial I didn't talk I was a ball of emotions I lost my mom everything changed people would bully me I would come home crying. It was a never ending story. Teachers would take me out of class to talk about
In college life, students face many pressures. One of my biggest stressors was keeping my student scholarship. After coming in to college with a 3.3 grade point average, I knew that keeping a 3.0 in college, for my scholarship, was going to be a challenge that I had not yet experienced. This caused me to work even harder and sometimes even too hard. The scholarship played a large factor in choosing Baldwin Wallace as my school of choice, so retaining my reward is of the utmost importance to both me personally, and my parents financially. As I began classes I realized that the work load seemed a lot larger than high school, and sometimes as if it were never going to end. I soon realized how to balance my time between school work and making grades, as well as meeting new people and having fun. There are many enjoyable things that make college the great experience it has been so far, so finding an equilibrium of hard work and good times has been one the best new attributes I have