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My first school year at Kennesaw has been a life-altering experience. It never occurred to me that I could change to such a degree in a short amount of time.
When I first came to college, I was a shy, quiet kid afraid to tackle life head-on. But now I am tackling life not only head-on but also with confidence and authority. In the process, I discovered traits about myself that I did not know existed.
It also caused me to pause and discover what I truly want to accomplish in life. I believe that I am closer to finding out who I truly am.
This semester, I spent three hours of nearly every Tuesday watching a foreign movie spoken in multiple languages that I do not understand with poorly done subtitles. My Bollywood seminar has only six students in it, and when we are not watching movies, we better be prepared to talk, because there is no covering up unpreparedness in a class that small.
The class comes with a large number of required readings, and the professor does not play around. She does not tolerate the use of laptops, has her students on edge whenever their cell phones vibrate too loudly, and has no qualms with embarrassing an unprepared student.
Her class is focused on material unfamiliar to all six of us, and in many ways, it hints at what to expect in life after college. The world can be both an unfamiliar and unforgiving place.
This year so far has been a full on learning experience for me.
Coming to Central Michigan University, I was unsure about what I wanted to pursue. I thought it would be fun to go into the broadcasting and journalism fields, but as I started to continue classes, I realized it was fun but something I didn’t want to make a life-long career. Both of those are my hobbies -- and don’t get me wrong they could make wonderful careers for someone out there -- but I knew it wasn’t my calling.
The answer to what you should not pursue may seem so obvious, yet it is so easily forgotten and overlooked: do not pursue perfection. Perfection is a myth that will drive you crazy. It will make you feel bad about everything, and make you find faults in everything.
When perfection is your goal, you will feel worthless and everything around you will seem worthless. I know that sounds depressing. The sad part is many new college students begin college life with this “perfection syndrome.”
I am very grateful for how my college life has turned out so far. This school year has taught me to pursue opportunities to develop myself in every situation. There is always something to learn.
"Do what makes you happy.” How many of us have heard that said to us countless times before, especially in relation to choosing a major, college or profession?
I don’t want to completely knock that advice. It’s valid, but it can’t possibly cover the vast array of what you should be taking into consideration in your college career or in your life after high school.
When I heard that said to me, I always thought of it in terms of what I thought would make me happy at that given moment. While you should be happy in what you do with your life, you also have to look forward to the future.
Throughout the past six months, my perspective on my life plan has shifted ever so slightly. I’ve entertained new ideas to advance myself financially and spiritually to become a more well-rounded person.
Looking back over the past academic year, I cannot believe how much I have changed as a person. I thought I had everything figured out in high school, and I had a pretty concrete image of what college would be like. Little did I know that life would change and surprise me with something new every day.