Since the beginning of the semester, things have been getting better. My classes are beginning to pick up, making them much more interesting. However, with that comes a lot of quizzes and exams. Most of them are open notes which makes it a lot easier. Nevertheless, it’s still difficult because you must study for them because you are timed and if you spend all your time looking up the answers you will run out of time for the exam. I have yet to fail a test, but it’s bound to happen. I have yet to make any real freshman friends, but I have gotten a lot closer to my roommate. The food here is some of the worst food I have ever eaten in my whole life. If I had known that the food would be this terrible.
I enjoy my lectures the most because they don’t really notice you, and all you must do is be there and take notes, which I find to be the most enjoyable. You go so unnoticed that you can be out of class one day, and no one would even notice you. I like the anonymity of the lectures and how discreet you can be. Dorm living is terrible, I live in Onondaga hall, which is nicknamed dirty Daga. There is no AC, and the rooms can get so hot at night, it’s unbearable. They give us very little room to live. I don’t mind my roommate.
By the end of the semester, I hope to be more confident. I want to be more confident in classes and as a person. I want to be able to pass all my classes, maybe even get good grades. I aspire to find more friends that I can be comfortable with that are close to me. The most important part about college is time management and giving yourself breaks. All you do is work. If you have a pause then the work is manageable. I want to enjoy college and say that it is enjoyable by the end of the semester. I hope to make it to winter break without dropping out and maybe enjoy it a bit. By the end of the semester, I also hope that by the end of the semester I won’t be so dependent on my parents anymore. I continue to go home on the weekends to see my parents and get an intermission from college. Despite that, I would like to become more self-sufficient and not rely on them so much.
In all, I have been doing better though, I am not where I would like to be. I want to be more self-reliant and have friends as well as better grades. I feel like this is attainable with hard work and determination, and help from others. I have been trying to reach out to people to get help and achieve my goals of being the best student I can be. I want to make others proud, but most importantly, I want to be proud of myself.