My first semester of college has been the best time of my life. It has been full of ups and downs. I’ve learned a lot since being in college, mostly how to take charge of my life and get my priorities straight. Being successful in college depends on how seriously you take it. At first my priorities were out of wack, and my grades suffered. But a big part of college is maturing and getting your priorities straight, and that’s one big thing I’ve learned so far. College really makes you grow up fast because you are on your own and your parents aren’t there to bail you out.

My goals for the spring semester are to not make the same mistakes I did the first semester. I want to lock down and be completely focused on school and get the grades I want. College is way more enjoyable when you are getting good grades. At one point during my first semester my grades weren’t too good, and I wasn’t enjoying college. I was always stressed out and worrying constantly. Every time I went to sleep I would worry, and it really affected me. Now, I started the semester off strong and I’m really enjoying college and I have no worries in the back of my mind.