Journal #1

Some experiences that I will never forget are singing the National Anthem in front of my whole school at Pep Rally, Homecoming, and Battle of the Classes. Even though I was hesitant about sharing my talent in front of so many people, I overcame my nervousness with determination and performed with confidence. Therefore, I am dedicated to everything I do and I also value being independent throughout my endeavors because it pushes me to be the best version of myself. I expect that college will be difficult and that there will be many challenges along the way that I will need to face. However, it is important to stay committed to myself as well as my classes in order to strive for success. College is about a student remaining authentic while exploring himself or herself more in depth. I am excited to learn and prosper throughout my college journey; hopefully I can create memories that will last a lifetime. During the first semester, I hope to become more accustomed to virtual classes and online college overall. Although we cannot attend college in-person and experience what the city has to offer, I hope to make the most of the situation at home. I am thankful to still have the opportunity to learn from home, despite the circumstances. Additionally, I know the importance of staying organized and managing my time throughout college to avoid becoming overwhelmed. I am willing to plan out all of my tests and assignments to stay focused throughout my college journey.