This post is about my first semester at University, but for you to fully grasp all of the amazing experiences I have had here, I first want to provide you with a little bit of background (side note: someone is eating something right now and judging by how it smells I am not even sure it should be allowed to be edible) anyway; I started Spring 2013 at a community college so I’ve been in school for three and a half years at this point.
My first year of community college I did really well and then I started to drop in productivity because I had to get a real job, I had to give up most of my social life. My second year, 2014, I just dragged through the school year giving about half the effort I did my first year, but still managed to do well. Fall of 2015 my grades weren’t what they should or could have been but that’s because I was really going through a lot and I let my grades slip, but I graduated from there in May of 2016 with a 2.7 (not great but at least I didn’t give up on school when I wanted to).
Fall 2016 I started with the mentality that I needed to not only pass, but do great and I wanted to be as involved as possible– not like at community college when I let the days all mold together, so routinely and disenchanting — I wanted to really immerse myself in college to the fullest, so I did. I joined the John Marshall Pre-Law Society, I pledged PDT and lived the fraternity life for a short while, which I chose to leave to focus on my grades. I was driving four hours a day six days a week to and from Dallas, working full time and taking ten hours, with maybe five hours of sleep a night– a very unideal situation for the life I was chasing after. Something had to give, I was less healthy, less rested, and I didn’t want my academic potential to suffer because of it. I ended the semester with a 3.78 and was accepted to the National Honor Society. It’s safe to say my prioritizing paid off. It was by far the best experience of my college career so far.
Now we are here at the beginning of 2017; doing better than ever, with so many positive things going on, I started this blog, my twitter is going strong, and I’m moving to Dallas in three weeks. Trust me you’ll be hearing about more and more of my life as the semester goes on, I have high hopes for this year and I can’t wait to see how I grow and how you all grow as well, please feel free to email me with any advice you may have anytime, I’m amazing at it..