Values and Expectations

Growing up, I was always taught that diligence was a key to success- that if I never gave up, anything was possible. It was not until the fifth grade that I realized that diligence only made up half the picture. The other half was being able to be happy everyday. My early years of school were filled with bad grades, difficult circumstances, and so on. At the end of fourth grade, it did not dawn on me that I could not be diligent if I was not happy with what I was doing. Then, in fifth grade, I met Ms. Churchwell who helped make learning fun and school a lot happier place to be. By the end of the year, I was having a blast and good scores came with it simply because I was more content with my environment and life. Thus, it occurred to me that Joy was able to bring out the best in a person.

As a college student now, I expect to find a passion that can help give the same joy as I did in the fifth grade. I hope to have many experiences in the real world so that I can come out of college ready to tackle real world problems. Beyond just grades and scores, one aspect I really want to work on is finding out who I am and how to be the best version of myself. This is probably a problem I am going to struggle the most in but also the most rewarding once I accomplish it.

In the first semester, I hope look for programs to join and adapt to the new environment. One concern I have is how well I can learn virtually v. in person.