Four years from now I will hopefully be graduating from Georgia Southern University with a degree in education. During my high school graduation there were so many thoughts running through my head and I cannot even imagine what I will be thinking during the year 2014. College is the last fun step until my real life begins. I will be expected to find a stable job and my own place the moment I leave this campus for good. That thought in itself scares me now just thinking about it. I will be expected to step up and take full responsibility in getting my life in order.
Life lessons are a part of everyday life. Most people learn valuable lessons the best from personal experiences. College, in my eyes, is one big life lesson. People will come and go, teachers will be easy or extremely difficult, you will gain weight your freshman year, and things do not go as planned are all life lessons that I feel will be taught to me quite a very times during my stay here at Georgia Southern University.
Not counting the obvious amount of educational knowledge I will have acquired over the next four years, I will also have been put through many personal experiences to help me grow as a person. If high school was not a wakeup call, college will be. I strongly believe that college is where you become the person you will be for the rest of your life. As long as you take all the opportunities that come your way and push them to their full advantage. Some students are here just to have fun and get their parents off their back; most do not realize how lucky they are to be having this experience here at this amazing university.
When I am done with this journey at Georgia Southern I expect to be a strong person. I expect to have strong opinions and know where I stand on politics, love, my main goal in life, what I expect to achieve, and where I want to settle down and teach. Most of all I expect to have learned who I am. I am almost finished with my first semester of college and I can see how my views have already changed so much. Some may say that is a bad thing, however when you go out and live on your own you are forced to grow up and mature. College is an experience I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of and being here at Georgia Southern University makes it that much better.