There has been moments in which I have been challenged to see things more in depth. Since I have been in college I have came to the understanding that you will not always get that perfect A, but rather what knowledge you gain from not being perfect. The more effort you put into something or an assignment, the more you will get out of it.
No one in this world is perfect, we are all human. We are going to have bad days and we are going to have good days. It all boils down in how we chose to react from it. Some might go with a negative way of thinking making their own way life miserable. While others look at things in a positive way, where life is a beautiful thing.
I personally try to look at things with a positive attitude towards life, even when things seem to be going downhill. In reality there are some days life that are just plain miserable. I have learned that in given time you can get over these troublesome things and grow from it. Sometimes it's just really hard to pick up the pieces leftover from the day.
In college, as a student, I am experiencing new things everyday. Whether it be knowledge or social skills, it's more than what I could find in high school, but that's why it's called college.
The main difference I am finding, is the kind of homework and the amount of it assigned. There have been days where I go crazy because of how something isn't working right, or I don't understand something well enough. You just learn how to study and make the best of all the opportunities given to you. Life is life, and you have to live yours no matter what everybody else thinks, or how they grade you. Grades don't last forever, as long as you graduate, you are doing better than a lot!
Having a room all to myself, has given me the time and space to think about how and where my life is going. College has forced me to do projects above the guidelines that were instructed to us by our professor. Oh, of course, there were times where I thought I was going to have a mental breakdown and become a vegetable, but I got over that! What amazes me is, forcing me to go above and beyond has made me do things better outside of school. I look more closely at the details in life instead of ignore them as I pass by.
One thing though that has bothered me, and still is a problem for me is being a part of a couple. I have had only one relationship in my entire life (as you can see I'm referring to dating) and honestly I don't know if it really counts only because it lasted three days... One of the main issues I have is I can't decipher between just flirting (as being a friend only) or flirting to be in a relationship... Am I the only guy that problem in understanding women? With that in mind when I started college, I figured I would get a fresh start, and maybe find someone...
Just so you know, I'm currently still single, but honestly after seeing some of the people here at college, I'm not worried! There is still plenty of time to find the right person, I mean, it's not like I don't have a lifetime to do it!
From my experiences of trying to be in a relationship (yes I have tried more than once, but the circumstances didn't work out), it does you no good to let yourself get all worked up about someone before asking them out. It's better if you go on a leap of faith, and ask them out than to sit and let things boil up inside yourself. At least that way, you get the hard part out of the way... There is so much less heartbreak in that sense. I mean, what do I know? I have never really dated before... So I am all out for meetings someone in college to change that!
On top of everything else, I am making the attempt to lose weight. By eating less, and walking, I believe I can do it. Prior to college, back in high school, I was put on forced diet where I lost about 40 pounds. Braces don't just fix your teeth but also how you eat. Since then I have had the braces taken off, and gained all the weight back plus some. So it's my goal to get back down to 200 pounds.
My exercise plan mainly consists of walking around the campus multiple times. I time myself so that way I stay on a steady beat. I usually walk an hour and 15 minutes give or take to do four laps. My goal is to get more laps in that same amount of time. I will see how it goes, I guess...
Wish me luck!