In this journal entry I will be reflecting on my first time enrolling in college.
Looking into my past experience of my first time enrolling into college I truly feel that I wasn’t ready at the time. I was very immature, stubborn, lacked patience and I also didn’t have the mindset to get it done at the time. I can truly admit to those past characteristics now because I can truly say that I’ve matured tremendously. Back then I wasn’t interested in college, I feel that I only did it because was something that we are “expected” to do after high school, and that’s what my parents wanted me to do. I lost interest quickly in everything mainly because I wasn’t ready to take on any true responsibilities.
I chose to talk about this because I feel that I am ready to take on the responsibility of going to & completing my college degree now. Back when I first enrolled in 2000 I was more ready to start making money than I was to go to college. I had just gone to school for 12 long years and didn’t want to keep going for 4+ extra years was my thoughts and attitude I also was thinking that I’m finally out of school so I can now do what I want which was a bad idea. I only went to school for around one year before I dropped out because I wasn’t truly interested in it or focused on it so I went and got me a job which led to a string of dead end jobs
I have learned over my years of maturing some things that I can do better. Some of these things are to prepare myself because that is a major key to all success. Focus more because that’s a major aspect. Take responsibility for my actions. Show perseverance through the trials & tribulations of school because there will be those times. And to ask & look for help when I need it because everyone needs help sometimes. I feel that with these improvements along with the addition of more improvements that I learn along my journey of getting my degree, will this time help me to successfully set myself up to not fail instead of failing...