When I was in high school the thing I was excited for the most in college was freedom. No one to tell me what to do all the time, what I had to eat, or where I had to be. I learned very quickly that freedom is not all it’s imagined to be. With freedom you also have to have discipline, or else you might miss your 8am class too often, or eat too many of those Wendy’s 4 for 4’s. Time management was something I had to learn quickly. I had never had to plan out my studying before, especially because in high school, my homework was not heavy reading like my college classes. I tried to use a giant calendar but it wasn’t very helpful. Next, I tried just a small planner the next semester and it still wasn’t enough. I don’t remember how it was suggested to me, but I found Google Calendar and decided to use it for planning my classes and my life. I can honestly say that without Google Calendar I wouldn’t be able to function. Especially now, as a senior, being the president of my organization, taking a full course load, and working, it has really helped with my time management and planning. When I came to UT I thought I wanted to be a physical therapist, and it wasn’t until I was sitting in a Physical Therapy Organization meeting and I had a sudden realization. I did not want to go through physical therapy school, so I decided to change my major. This was a big turning point in my life because I wasn’t quite sure about what I actually wanted to do. After talking to my advisor, some of my mentors, and my family I realized I wanted to do something with social work and education. I found the perfect major, Youth & Community Studies, it is a perfect mix of what I want to do. I’m so lucky that UT helped me find my passion.