Exceeding my Own Expectations
As a freshman in college, my hardest obstacle was balancing everything I had on my plate. I enrolled in 16 hours, which is challenging for any student. I have a daughter and work over 20 hours a week, so I have more responsibilities than a typical freshman. What I learned as a freshman was to work on my time management. I tend to procrastinate and I struggled with my classes and everyday life because I had to take care of so many things in such little time. I began to change that when I got a taste of what it’s like to complete homework and projects weeks in advance. The main thing I suggest to any student is to get a planner! Professors do not always remind students about approaching deadlines. Having a planner really helps map out what is due in advance. I also learned that professors love to help, even though they may come off as intimidating. I often went to some of my professors’ offices to ask questions and have them help me understand the information more clearly. Also, I am applying for UofL’s highly competitive nursing program in the upcoming months. I have been stressing about getting good grades to obtain my dream. I feel I am well on my way to obtaining that dream thanks to my hard work, improved time management, and helpful professors.
I have had a great time in college so far. I have exceeded my own expectations I set for myself both academically, professionally, and personally. I have A’s and B’s and have been succeeding as a student. I am also currently a CNA at a nursing home to begin my work as a nurse. UofL has given me the greatest opportunity to become what I’ve always dreamed of being.
Freshman, University of Louisville School of Nursing