These writings did exactly that: forced and taught me to reflect on past times. In the process of these writings, I learned how beneficial reflecting on a period of life can be. Reflecting helps you look at things with a new perspective, lets you see things in a new light. Because of the time I spent reflecting, I was able to look back on how much I have evolved, changed, and progressed through a time period. It taught me that it is so easy to look at things so microscopically in the moment, but taking a step back helps you see the bigger picture. It is so easy to get discouraged at some times, but looking back helps you realize there a lot of times is not reason for that. Another way Gateway challenged me to think was through the education and career planning assignments. I came into college already knowing what I believed I wanted to study and do for the rest of my life. The education and career planning assignments challenged me to think deeper about why it is I wanted to pursue the nursing field and what all would be expected of me over the next few years. Gateway has challenged me to think deeper than I did before.
My Gateway class also had many different informative presentations throughout the semester. One of which being a tour at the library. I learned about many resources I did not know about before such as all the different resources they have available for free to students. I also had the opportunity through Gateway to visit Goddard Health Facility and hear about more resources that are available to students there. Without the help of Gateway, I would have missed out on so many different resources available to me that since then, I have been able to take full advantage