This is the time of the year that my side of town starts looking real picturesque...
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School is now in session! As our backpacks and tote bags start to feel the ever present weight of textbooks and binders I thought now would be the perfect time to share some recent revelations from situations that affected me my first semester. Read on for my tips and advice!
1. Don't believe the hype.
When I first started community college I was really disappointed because going to community college didn't fit in with the (somewhat ambiguous) expectations I had from high school. As an Honors student in high school everyone goes on about how crappy community college is, how it is for slackers, etc. I thought when I graduated I would go to some fabulous school out of state, be an art major, live in a dorm and have a grand old time.
When that didn't happen my first semester grades shrunk and so did my self esteem. I let other people's ideas of what my future should be influence my attitude about my current situation. I wasn't making the best of what I had at the moment. What I learned was that you can't let other people's opinions give you preconceived notions about your situation. Which goes into my next point...