Thursday, December 27, 2012

Real Gurl Goes to College: Nothing But Time

Surviving the first term of college is no small feat, considering I started this adventure without knowing how to use a Ti-85 calculator (it comes with a USB cord).  I had my mind made up to just face each day, one day at a time.  I would handle the homework each day and never get behind.  I would attend all of my classes no matter what the teacher said about attendance not being counted.  Slowly but surely I collected a few days of success that turned into a few weeks.

In spite of an "interesting" Writing teacher, (and that is putting it nicely), and a garden variety teacher in the other 3 classes, I feel very successful.  I was never trying for good grades.  I was trying to NOT fail.  I was trying to be steady and keep up.  I did not want the intimidation of high school Geometry to take over my thoughts.  

We just celebrated Christmas and the first term is in the books.  I feel very proud of my work and my effort.  I am also very satisfied with my attitude when hit with a teacher who obviously did not live a life even remotely similar to mine.  I just kept walking the walk, doing the work, and keeping up.  When final grades were posted, I was so surprised and amazed at how well the term had gone for me.

Writing A
Health A
Psychology A
Algebra B

In just a few short weeks I will be ramping up to attack the next batch of classes, one day at a time.  And nine weeks after that you will probably be hearing about my final grades.  What will have you changed in that amount of time?  Don't let the time go by and promise yourself over and over that you are going to try something new or change an old habit.  Go!  Do it now!  One step at a time is all it takes.  Get ready to start and we will see where we go.  We got nothing but time.