Ten weeks into the semester. Registration for next semester’s classes starts November 3rd. When I tell my peers I am going to take six classes next semester they give me a blank expression and call me crazy. I’m taking six classes this semester as well and I feel fine. I haven’t broke down, but I do have my days where I just want to sleep. Luckily, I always start on my assignments way before they are due, so I have days where it’s okay to slack off a bit. 🙂
I see things coming together for me and it’s very exciting. I was excited to hear I earned a raise from my first job. I was even more excited when Joanne Timm from the Office of Development and Planned Giving called me on Tuesday and invited me to attend UHCL’s President’s Cabinet’s Breakfast. I am so grateful Jennifer Clark recommended me to be the freshman representative at the breakfast. I have the opportunity to network with the cabinet members! That’s definitely something to look forward to!
I don’t know how, but my education will be paid for my sophomore year. Mark my words. All I have to do is imagine. Imagine the feelings I would have once I learn my sophomore year is paid for. Relief, happiness, and I know I would shed a tear. Thinking about it just now brought forth great feelings. I have the mindset of success. I don’t know how it will happen, but I do know if I remain grateful and imagine my dreams they will come to me. I come to realizations within myself and learn something new each day. I make all sorts of connections, and it’s bringing me one step closer to my goal. I take several moments out my day to thank the world. There are so many things to be grateful for. This is why I don’t understand those who are pessimistic. I always look at the glass half full, and I know this has brought me even more blessings into my life. It’s such an amazing feeling to know I can have anything I want. If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.
Rosa Valdovinos from Intercultural Student Services Office reached out to me through email and invited me to the office to discuss Generation One: an organization that helps First Generation College students succeed in school. She was extremely informative and encouraged me to sign up next semester. I am strongly considering it. Being a first generation college student is extremely motivating for me.
I usually don’t ask for help, but I was really having trouble with my ethnographic essay so I visited the Writing Center this past week. I am glad I did. I feel much more confident about my essay and I’ve finally got a better understanding of citations. Thank goodness for the Writing Center. I know how hard it can be asking for help, but the resources are widely available for us. All you have to do is go online and make an appointment. Make sure to bring your printed essay and the paper guidelines, so the staff can know exactly how to help you.