STAYING ON COURSE
Pre 100 sect. 7116
October 12, 2013
Pre 100 Sect. 7116
12 October 2013
STAYING ON COURSE
Enrolling in college at 26 years old was very intimidating to me. Although I graduated from high school, I have a real problem with self confidence. Keeping up with my classmates from high school on social media sites, I became discouraged and depressed from seeing how successful some of them had become. I often wondered why I haven’t become successful. Why was I made to be a failure? Then it dawned on me that I, myself was my own problem.
At different points in my life I’ve often given up when I was faced with a challenge. I always took interest in the healthcare field, and I pursued and completed a certification in nursing. When certain circumstances caused for me to have to go back to school to recertify, instead of pressing on I choose defeat. My greatest obstacles now are my children, for I don’t have a strong support system and because of this I have allowed myself to be defeated by other obstacles in life.
When I got into college, my biggest challenge was staying focused and motivated. I continued to stay out late, I would put off assignments until the last minute, I did cram study sessions, I was lazy all the time and couldn’t concentrate, and I missed classes and fell behind on home assignments. This caused a major problem for me like receiving failing grades. I blamed everything and everyone around me. I felt like I no longer had control over my situation. I fell into depression and once again I had my mind set on giving up.
One day I was in my PRE 100 class and we were discussing the topic of accepting personal responsibility, more in depth to say, victim and creator. After sitting through lecture and reviewing the journal assignment, I noticed that I had played the victim role quite often. I began to re evaluate my life and priorities. Just like our journal entry...