Personal Narrative: My Experience At Eastern Michigan University

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Malala Yousafzai said, “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” Yousafzai is one of the many people who have used their influence to change lives. Her strength and courage have left me inspired, and I hope that one day I can be as influential in someone’s life. I cannot think of a better way to prepare myself for such a task than college. I am excited to start a new chapter in my life, and I cannot wait to see what Eastern Michigan University has in store for me. I plan on making the most of my college experience at Eastern Michigan University through taking risks, personal growth, and gaining skills and strategies. One way I intend to make the most of my college experience is by taking…show more content…
One skill I hope to hone is analytical thinking. While taking classes at a local community college, I experienced professors who challenged me to think in ways I had not before. I enjoyed being pushed by my professors and learned how to apply the lessons I learned outside of the classroom. I hope to expand on this during my time at Eastern Michigan University and apply it later in my future endeavours. Another skill and strategy is time management. While I have managed my time well during my time in high school, I understand that classes at college will be far more intensive. Time management is a skill that I can use beyond my undergraduate degree when I enter the workforce. A third skill and strategy I hope to develop is determination. Everything I set out to do I give all that I have to give. When I was seven my parents got divorced, and from that moment on, my mother worked to provide for my two sisters and me. I watched as she struggled to do everything on her own, however, she never gave up. Her determination inspired me to persevere through any challenge I encounter. That being said, leaving for college will be the first time I am on my own. I am used to having my family around, which will be difficult because my mom is my support system. However, I know that what college has to offer me will be worth it in the end. If I continue to develope my determination I know that I will be successful. This determination will help me beyond my undergraduate degree, not just in the workforce but in life. The fourth skill I hope to gain is self reliance. I have always been a self motivated and have had no problem holding myself accountable. Something new, will be managing the financial aspects of my education. I will be financing my education on my own. With my mom being a single mother, and my father on disability for a heart condition, I will need to
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