End of the year reflection

End of the year reflection

This year I learned that not enjoying something was OK. I had always been hard on myself for not enjoying myself while studying certain things, or hanging out with certain people, but throughout the year I came to terms with this. I realized that everyone has a different idea of what they want to do in life, and what they value in it, so it’s ok to not enjoy the same things as others.

Final Blog Post

Final Blog Post

If I could travel back to the beginning of my freshman year, I would tell myself the following: 1.) Turn this blog post in on time. 2.) Do not take 8 a.m. classes 4 times a week. 3.) Use my time wisely. 4.) Put first things first. 5.) Study everyday instead of cramming the week before an exam. 6.) Talk to more people. 7.) Meet with my academic advisor more often. 8.) Go to ALL of my study group sessions…

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If I could go back

If I could go back

When I first came to college, I was scared, intimidated and had no idea what to expect. The only thing that I was sure of was what I wanted to be when I graduate. I had my mind set on one major and planned my path after graduation. I thought that changing what you wanted to be meant that you were not sure of how you want your life to turn out and that it was an indication that someone…

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If I could go back

If I could go back

If there was one thing that I could go back in time to tell myself at the beginning of freshman year it would, “relax.” You are not going to go all year without doing bad on an exam or class. You will miss an assignment. You will make A LOT of mistake this year. It is important to relax and handle life one problem at a time and learn from your mistakes. Freshman year will not go exactly as planned,…

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If I Could Go Back…

If I Could Go Back…

Luckily due to some bad outcomes this semester, this blog post is my last assignment! Yes! Let’s celebrate! Just kidding. In reflection of this semester there are some things I wish I knew initially. In the beginning of the semester people throw a million tips and pointers for the year that sometimes don’t stick because they can all be overwhelming at one time. This semester out of the three here so far here at the university has kicked my you…

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Dr. Sethlove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love College

Dr. Sethlove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love College

Going into college, I expected to love every aspect of this new experience. I had always been told by my parents how college was the best time of their lives, but after spending a week here, I couldn’t see how this could be possible. I had met a lot of new people and made several friends, yet I felt that I didn’t belong here. I couldn’t stop thinking about my family I had left behind- my mother, my sister, my…

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End of year post

End of year post

Now that I am done with freshman year of college I can look back and reflect of the time that went by oh so quickly.  If I could go back and tell myself something at the beginning of freshman year it would be this:  Don’t limit yourself.  The beauty of this idea is it covers so many ideas.  In terms of academics, don’t limit yourself to just the classes I need to take to get the degree I want.  Take…

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End of the Year Post

End of the Year Post

Reflect upon a challenge that you encountered this academic year. How, if at all, did you overcome it and grow from it?  If there’s one thing that college has taught me, it’s that failure isn’t something that should never happen, but rather, it’s an opportunity to grow. Certainly, this notion is incredibly idealistic and makes the best of a situation, but I’ve found that trying to understand why I screwed up rather than get negative after the ordeal is a…

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End of the Year Reflection

End of the Year Reflection

This year was challenging in many ways. There were of course all the usual freshman struggles like adjusting to dorm life and dealing with the heavier course load of college, but looking back I don’t feel like those were the biggest challenges of this past year. For me, it was definitely the process of moving my career away from medicine and healthcare that I struggled with the most. I came here in September fairly certain that I would become a…

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College in a Nutshell

College in a Nutshell

I had this warped vision of what college would be like: gothic archways, eccentric professors, anti-establishment and late night philosophical discussions. It was not like that at all. More comparatively, it was reminiscent of middle-school, except you couldn’t go into a test and get an A (let alone pass) without studying beforehand. The only “independence” I gained from living 700 of miles away from my parents was terrible food and an accumulation of laundry. Here is what changed for me…

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