One thing I have also learned is that college is a lot about understanding yourself. Understanding your specific style of learning, and understanding how to manage your time accordingly.
I was reluctant to participate in study groups and socialize with other people in general. I came to realize, though, that it was fairly easy meeting other people and establishing connections.
I was expected to fail in my first year of college, but that was not part of my plans whatsoever.
Helping my community in college took much more time and sacrifice, but I’m glad I kept my promise to the end.
Going to college allows you not only to learn about your academics, but also about your community on campus as well as your surrounding environment.
With my degree and experience as a first generation college student, I want to motivate others to attend college and to keep dreaming.
I pushed myself to limits I did not know I could reach, and still managed to come out on top and be successful.
Paying for college myself is something that has been a challenge but I have simply tried my very best to make it work.
Something I learned about myself was that I did not know I had the potential to cope with a transition like this. That makes me believe that I can and am capable of overcoming anything if I set my mind to it.
Of incredibly large amount of things I’ve learned and picked-up, I’ve got to say that the most important to me was that I’ve learned to budget my time more graciously, and I’ve become a more compassionate, free-willed, and free-thinking person.