When I decided to return to school after a fourteen year break, a lot of stressors became apparent in my life. The first known stressor that affected the added task of returning to school was work. Being that I tend to be very busy at the work place and sometime bring work home with me, it took a toll on me rather fast. The second stressor was trying to take care of the household. Trying to find time in-between cooking, cleaning, washing, and school assignments had me running around like a “chicken without a head”. The third was being a single parent and adding another task into my already busy life. My children also had to be tended to with their homework, sports, and all the things kids love to do. For all of these stressors, I found
I have made a schedule on what days I would be writing my papers for my other 3 classes. I also broke down the chapters I will be studying on different days for my algebra class. I don’t think it will be to hard because in high school I had to take 6 exams for all my classes. This year all I have to take is one physical in class exam. So this whole process will be different for me. To this day I still appreciate how prepared I came into college, in large parts thanks to my high school. If all goes well, I can finish my first semester with all A’s. Although the semester went by fast, there were days were it went by really slow. I’ve learned a lot in my first semester. Some things didn’t go as expected for me, but in the end it’s a lesson leaned. Lastly, next semester I will be having a new roommate. One of my roommates is transferring so I am assuming that they would place another girl in our room. I’m anxious to see who it is and how everything turns out. Hopefully everything works out because have good roommates is essential for a good college experience, in my opinion. Anyways these next 2 weeks I will be reviewing all my notes and writing all my papers. I know what the reward is for me if I everything goes well. I must finish the semester
Junior year was full of many new experiences. We were now classified as upper classmen! Just like any of the other years in high school this year had just as many ups and downs. One of the main stresses in eleventh grade was the SAT. For sure one of the scariest things that I have ever had to do. All of the preparation going into it and the amount of studying made me feel as if I wasn’t going to have a brain by the time the testing was over. I took college and career readiness, which really helped prepare me for what was to come. By this time in high school I had already had my job for a little over a month, so I already knew what to expect once school started. I am thankful enough that at my job you get to leave at seven because I hear many
Sophomore year I was told to go to a community college for a two-year degree. By my application to Ohio University, I picked the road that everyone thought I was not capable of. Although my transcripts are not perfect, especially my GPA and ACT score the reasons are complicated. The Tuesday of my ACT week I got into a survive car accident which left me with a brain swelling concussion. I had never taken the ACT and did not want to have October be my one and only time. Therefore I took the test anyway, which led to a horrible scoring rate. Although it was not my best overall I think that for having a concussion my writing was well done. Unfortunately my car accident injuries lasted for five months, leaving me busy and injured. I again took the
His shoulder was thrown in reverse and twisted, and left by his body which was driving forward almost completely leaving it behind. He jerked back as if the force would spring his arm back into place. Gravity took over his knees forcing them to buckle and hit the ground. Some might say he looked like newborn deer, fresh out the womb. His arm was left hanging with barely any support at all. His only support was his hand holding it closely to his side as if he could protect it from further harm. His arm looked like a gummy worm...except more flimsy. The adrenaline took over his body like a built in anesthesia, taking his mind off of the pain only for a short time. he didn 't even bother getting up as the other players scrambled to the huddle
LaDana I certainly take my hat off to you for supporting your family and making time for school also. It is stressful just for me working one job and creating an opportunity to attend school. I can see how it can be physically frustrating for you because of all the running around you have to do. Also, the wear and tear it creates for you emotionally having to take care of family and then switch your mindset to do school work. Just do not overload yourself, keep your eye on graduation day it will be all worth it.
The benefits this can have in the future simply outweigh the headache and the stress. I have signed up for seven and a half more years of this—three and half more here, and another four in medical school-- so I might as well just accept this fact. This is going to be difficult, stressful, painful, maybe cause some people to leave my life, but truthfully it is worth it. I am here for me. No one else. This is for me to continue strive for a future that is better than what life is now. I do not want to be stuck in a job I hate, dealing with people I despise, doing things that I will regret. Hard work is going to make my future. Spending time studying for finals, composing essays, and striving toward a 4.0 now will set up my future in medical school, which in turn will define what I do, where I work, how much I make, my life after school. Hard work may seem boring and tedious now, but it is one of the most important things I can do to establish myself as a student, doctor, and member of the
Senior year is turning out really great but still stressful because of getting my PTP done in time. Since the last couple years I Frittered on getting it done, thinking I have time to finish it but now I'm struggling to get it done. For example I worked on my PTP everyday after school with a teacher who can help me. But as for classes it's turning out better then what I expected, because I thought I'd be failing Algebra 2 by now. The things I'm doing well on for me to graduate is passing my classes even though I only have 3 important classes to take. The things that I need to adjust in my classes is asking the teacher questions if I need help also to pay more attention in class instead of being distracted by my peers in class. I have to make
Everything goes straight to hell in senior week. Jin is an international student from China. Quite surprisingly, he became close friends with the two students, Evan and Maxwell, the former controls the major drugs supply on Wesleyan campus and the latter is one of his distributors. In the beginning of senior week, everything seems to be great. Jin’s parents are flying all the way from China to attend the commencement. Jin and his housemates, Maxwell, Phoebe, and Alice, are having the best time they have ever had with friends, throwing different parties every day.
After having the experience of the first term, I know better than to add anything new to my life for the next two years if I want to succeed without losing my mind or focus. I want this degree, and I know it will take work, and it is worth the effort. Thankfully my schedule will not change during the first seven modules, and a secondary blessing will include the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s holiday that I can use to allocate my workload. Although my son will be on a school break, I can study into late nights like I use to when my
With me having a baby on the way, I honestly didn’t think I would start college anytime soon. It was just way out of conclusion. When my cousins started talking about it, it just had me thinking real hard about it. When we came to visit and speak to a representative, Ms. Adrianna, I explained to her about with me being pregnant that I was afraid I wouldn’t finish on time or that I would be left behind, she told me that they would work with me on everything and not to worry that there is alway a tutor there to help. I never, out of all the colleges I have visited, had such wonderful and helpful people. I am young, but I would like to have a good future not only for me but for my baby. I know it’s not a big university, but it is perfect for me. It’s close to home and
This year things are going pretty good started the year with football and had a good summer so 'm pretty happy. I am doing my PTP is trying to get it done so i don't have to worry about it and can have fun. I'm struggling with my class work trying to get it done so i can pass all my classes this year and walk the line. I got to stay up late to work at work and on my free time so i can get good grades. I can start to do my work the i get it so i can turn it on on time to get the full grade and pass and won't have to worry about having to do it. Even if i finish my work early so i can turn it in and be done with it and have more time to work on my PTP. I am proud that i am doing pretty good so far this year and i hope to step it up a little to
Being almost a year ahead compared to my graduating class, I have the ability to graduate earlier because of the number of credits I transferred in from high school. Financially it is what everyone dreams of, less debt, but career wise it is frightening. I have to graduate earlier and go into the “real world” earlier than I intended on. Knowing that I will graduate earlier has put some pressure on this semester because instead of being a sophomore waiting to declare my major at the end of this semester, I am a junior who will declare my business major at the end of this semester. Having the opportunity to graduate earlier has motivated to be a better student. I always had a good work ethic, therefore adjusting to the workload in college was not a struggle. The struggle came when trying to adjust to the study
Now how did you end up at the end of the first semester of your senior year? You were just starting high school the other day now you are almost done with it! So far all grades are good and your top three colleges have accepted you. Everything seems to be going ok, except for that one terrible online course that might drop your GPA this semester unless you ace the final. Outside of school you only have to worry about getting ready for conference band & choir auditions along with your band solo, but I know you will do fine on it. The family is doing ok, you are quitting your job in January, and you are going to start exercising more for track starting this break as well. Everything is planned out to finish out this semester strong all you have to do is get motivated and follow it.
Now it is my third term at AIU and I have a gpa of 1.0, due to having 2 Fs, 1 C and 1 D. You may ask yourself is this a student we should invest in again. I want to tell you yes, I am a student you should invest in. I have recently been handed a band hand between my father 's illness and my own personal illness which messed up my first session here at AIU. I believe if neither of these had happen I would be currently having at least a 3.0 gpa if not higher. But due to failing those classes and being over worked this term I am now in a rough spot. I now have a plan incase my father becomes ill. If he is ill or sent to the hospital my brother is now there to do the handling working with the doctors. I will not be needed to travel back and forth to make sure he is getting the care he needs. My brother was living 2 towns over when he first became sick which is why he couldn’t help that much. But now he moved and got a new job. As far as my job stressing me out and not allowing me to have time to do school has changed. I will begin my new schedule on August 31 when I return back to work. It will