Throughout Our Life, We Are Often Presented With Various

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Throughout our life, we are often presented with various opportunities. Opportunities at love opportunities, at the big promotion, even educational opportunities. Those opportunities are often fraught with challenges. I endured many changes while in college. As a shy, quiet, and introverted person, asking for help was something that I didn’t like to do. My education started at an early age. I was fortunate enough that from the age of two until five, I attended a Head Start Program. I breezed through elementary school, junior high school, and high school. While in high school, I played basketball, softball, and was a member of the marching band. I never studied or even learned how to study. I graduated high school with a 4.0 and…show more content…
I didn’t know how to study, I hadn’t bonded with any of the students, I wasn’t a part of any of the study groups, and I didn’t know how to study. I was too embarrassed and ashamed to ask for help. In my senior year, last semester of college things go so bad that I eventually failed a class. I failed my final chemistry class, the only class I had left to graduate. I had failed by less than a tenth of a point; I needed a 70 and I had a 69.49. I swallowed my pride and spoke to someone about it. I was advised to speak to the professor. I thought that was worse than failing the class itself. But I swallowed my pride and requested a conference. I asked the professor what I could do. His answer was simple, he said ‘nothing, if you were having problems, you should have come to me during the course of the class…I would have helped you…and…I would have given you the point.” My heart dropped, I couldn’t argue with him because this was the predicament that I had found myself in time and time again. I was afraid to speak up and ask for help. My shyness had caused me to avoid speaking with professors or asking for help. I did retake the class and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Almost ten years later, I decided to go to back to school for nursing. I was scared. Scared of failing, scared of not fitting it, but mostly I was scared knowing that I would need to interact with my peers and the professors.
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