It’s been one hell of a ride so far. Each step of the way I continue to thrive and become closer to the goals that I want to achieve. I’ve had many upbringing’s while being in college and I’ve had many downfalls as well. There have been numerous nights where I’ve had to stay up extremely late just so I can get the best grade that I can on an exam. It can be difficult at times to maintain your grade but it takes a big commitment to continue to study your hardest and hit the home run when you’re taking your exam.
I’ve met so many people in college who are just like me. Many who have grown up in poverty and have had to overcome many of life’s obstacles to get to where they need to be. I’m happy that I never gave up in the middle of the journey. It is important that I remain focused and continue to work hard from here on out. This is a milestone that I’ve achieved that not even my ancestors can say that they’ve accomplished. I feel as if I’m the golden child who was put on earth to be great so that one day I can take care of my loved ones and make sure that they’re in a good position to hopefully become successful as well. All of this is just a dream of course; but it’s a dream that I hope I can make come true and my family can smile upon me being happy for their relative.
My teachers challenge me the most. I think since I began college, I’ve had the most difficult tasks to do and have them done in only a short matter of time. I know I must remain consistent with my studies, but procrastination keeps hitting me. I just want to play my video game and be stress free about everything. But then again, I understand that this Xbox controller isn’t going to help me receive my diploma one day. So I guess I must make the right decision and take care of my business when it comes to school and finish each semester strong.
The struggle can be real for a college student like myself. I have a busy schedule having to take numerous classes while working a full time job at the same time. Although I’m a student, I also have priorities at the same time. Some days it can be hard to wake up every morning and do what you need to do, so I try my best to give myself the best motivation as possible so I can continue to keep pushing and moving forward each second. It may seem like a lot on my plate, but the key is to maintain and keeping myself in the right direction.
I wonder why I think about quitting most times? I just wish that I could get more sleep at night instead of having to stress about the next exam. I know that giving up can be a normal thing to think about when you face adversity, but why when I worked so hard to get here? I guess the heavy load that college brings will put those kind of thoughts in your head. I start to think about how I can make my people proud if I continue on and begin a career. I also think about what if I had to work a lousy 9-5 job for the rest of my life where I’ll be making minimum wage. I look at myself and realize my worth should be put in the right position and I should continue with my studies. It may seem hard now but I know in the end it will all be worth it.
This is technically only the beginning of this series. I still have so much to do before I’ll be able to get my hands on that Golden Award, which is a college degree. I appreciate everyone’s support and motivation that they give me. They really give me hope to continue on and not give up. I’m currently on a quest right now and I cannot wait to see where I can take things from here!