My first semester of college was a memorable one. I didn’t do as well as I had hoped, but I pulled through in the end. It went by faster than I was expecting and before I knew it I was heading back home to Minnesota.
Going back to Minnesota was a strange feeling, but well needed. I got to catch up with friends and family that I hadn’t seen. I also got to hear about everyone’s college life and experiences. I also reunited with my church community, and it was good to be back home. The weather was a little bit of a shock coming from Texas, and then being in freezing temperatures and snow.
For Christmas I spent time with my family and relatives that I haven’t seen in some time. We stayed at home and ate lots of food while we opened presents. I attended church with my cousins on Christmas eve to celebrate. It was a great experience because there were so many people and it was a nice ceremony. For New Years my friend came up to visit me, and we went to church until midnight to start 2019. We then got to see old friends at parties.
After all the holidays were over I returned to Texas, and stayed with a friend in Houston. I wanted to get out of the cold and prepare for school to start. Going home felt short and long at the same time, but it was enjoyable. Overall, 2018 and the month of December in particular because of returning home taught me about myself and what I want to achieve in this next coming semester of college. I am going to try harder in school, as well as stay true to myself and where I come from.
To start off, I’m sorry for being late on blogging. It’s been a busy November, College moves much faster then High school. So my life in the past month was all about studying, Winning an Intramural soccer tournament, and enjoying Thanksgiving break . I’m going to explain what happened in each one of these things.
Studying hasn’t been a strong suit of mine and I learned really quickly that i didn’t know how to study well and needed a way that worked for me. I’ve tried a couple different methods like going over things continuously in hope it sticks in my mind. I’ve also tried rewriting notes and information I’ve received to see if that would work, but of course it did not. My new method is to apply what I learned to the world around me, so things that I can see, feel, and hear.
Being crowned Champion of Intramural Hall (Resident Halls) Soccer feels pretty good, We barely had practices because we all had busy schedules and it all was suppose to be just for fun, but as soon as we knew we had a chance to win it all we got serious. In the end we came out with the Win.
Over thanksgiving i spent my time in Houston. I stayed with a friend so I wouldn’t have to go all the way back to Minnesota. It was nice to get away from school, and have some good food. It was a time to relax and have fun. Thanksgiving was good, and it was a time of distressing, and also getting to know Houston better. I also went black Friday shopping, and got some good deals. Overall it was a good break, a bit too short though.
It is now the season of the grind. As we get closer to Thanksgiving the stress level rises, more homework, quiz’s and exams. I’m actually impressed with my self on how I’m able to handle all of it with no problems. But the key to not stressing is having great friends that support you through it all. Great friends like the ones in the picture above. For anyone who’s struggling right now towards the end of the first semester, my advice for you guys is stay ahead of the work, ask all your friends and professors for help, it’s hard to do all on your own. Also have time to relax and have fun, don’t drive yourself into the ground with working all of time. Have fun it’s Halloween. 🎃 🎃 🎃
Becoming a bobcat was one of the best decisions I could of ever made. I’m loving the experience and all the people I’ve met. I’ve joined 3 clubs; Construction Student Association , African Student Organizations , and Black Men United . I’m also part of intermural indoor soccer with my dorm mates. I’m having alot of fun.
In terms of classes, I’m doing good in all of them except chemistry but I’m getting help figuring that out. People here are super helpful and there’s alot of programs that are in place to make sure everyone succeeds. Today is also my birthday and I can’t wait to celebrate.
I would like to start out by thanking everyone in Concord for this great opportunity. Thank you guys for all the advice and support.
From Graduating to arriving to Texas state, my summer has been filled with work, preparation, and a bit of fun. I’m really excited and ready for this school year. Since arriving I’ve met so many people, the environment is amazing, the weather is just to my liking, everything is going really well. I’m hopping to make a lot of connections and be successful. Can’t wait for what the future holds for me here!