Buh-Bye 2013-’14! Welcome 2014-15!!!
Sophomore year is here baybee!!!!!!! Time to get it together. Time for fresh start. Time for new opportunities. Time for the best! I think as a freshmen we all begin to experience what is like to be in college and how to approach certain circumstances. In the beginning is hard to keep up with everything, but once you’re adjusted, you get the hang of it. Like someone told me, the first year is always the hardest one… in everything!
Now that sophomore year has started, I feel brand new, mainly because of my aspirations. I love seeing my old professors and establish conversations with them about how I am doing or if they can help me in any way… It’s amazing! There is one professor I have established a very good relationship with, Dr. Parsons, my Econ 299 professor. During my last semester of freshmen year, I struggled really bad not only in her class, but in other classes as well. However, she was the one to make me aware of the changes that I needed to make if I intended to keep going to college. I remained in contact with her during the summer. Now, it happens to be that I am taking a higher Econ course and she happens to be my professor again. It’s just amazing. There’s definitely more trust in me asking her for help or asking for clarifications in class. Especially because she knows that if I ask is because I really care about my education and she does not mind explaining!
Don’t get me wrong! Having her as a professor is a challenge because I previously did poorly in her class, and now I have to make sure that I keep up and do all of her work. Otherwise, I will be failing myself, and I would feel as if I’m disappointing her. So ideally, she holds me to higher standards.
If you have read my previous post, you will know that I didn’t do so well my last semester and I was ready to drop out. However, enduring that experience taught me to keep pushing forward. It has especially helped me to focus more in school, to make sacrifices, to spend more time doing my school work, and to organize myself. I also met a friend who constantly pushes me to do better, as he is working for his masters, he is an example of pursuing higher education and overcoming obstacles. So whenever I think of not I want not to do work, I think, ”If he’s doing it, why not me?” Therefore, I feel like I’m not alone and I hold myself to higher standards. Regardless of having him as a friend, I know that I have to do better for my future, my family, and myself. Therefore my goals for this semester are as follow:
- Get all A’s in my classes
- Stay organized
- Sacrifice the necessary time to do school work
- Not fall behind in my classes
- Remain in communication with my professors
- Check my e-mail and Moodle for any updates or upcoming work
Best believe that it won’t be easy to accomplish all of these goals!!! But, I am willing to give it a shot. I only have a few weeks of being in school and I already have had to stay up late doing work and getting up early. Nonetheless, by 9 AM I have to be at school and be mentally prepared for class (which is hard). But I like most of my classes, so that make it easier. But as you see, I cannot afford to be late and I cannot afford to be absent, so I have to push through. Now that I have a better sense of how things work at Trinity, I am more comfortable in staying there to do work.
About myself I have learned that I work better independently, if not I get distracted and I don’t get my work done. However, I don’t like feeling lonely. But is either one or the other, and well the feeling of loneliness goes away pretty quickly once I finish my work. So, it’s pretty worth it.
Overall, I am happy to be back Trinity. Definitely this year I want to be more involved with on-campus activities, as well as sign up for a group of women empowerment! I could not be at a better place; I am happy to say that Trinity is home and I am superhipermega glad to be back.
As for you…. REMEMBER!!! DON’T EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS, IF YOU FALL, GET BACK UP AND KEEP TRYING. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE; HAVE FAITH <3. I am telling you because I have been there!!!