What I Learned About Myself

This semester, even though it is not over yet, I learned a lot about myself. Going away to college was a huge adjustment but I adjusted well the first couple of weeks and now Athens feels like home now more than ever. I knew going away to college was going to be a challenge but I was excited for a fresh start. For the skills category, I learned finally how to study effectively. In high school, I never studied because I could just show up and do my homework and get a B or higher. I never could really bring myself to study anyways, it was always a challenge for me. In college, I finally had to put in real effort and take responsibility in my education. I learned how to effectively study by not waiting until the last possible day to study and …show more content…
I knew coming into it that I was always a big procrastinator but now it’s even worse at college. I need to be more ready to work whenever, it feels like only when I go to the library or study room that I am ready to work or learn. I feel like I need to be in the right environment to be focused and that involves blocking out distractions like my phone or tv. I definitely have a lot of strengths and weaknesses, I learned one of my strengths is math and one of my weakness is writing and English. My ACT scores reflected that so I should’ve expected that. I am working every day to make my weakness my strengths but it is challenging at times. I also learned if you lay your goals out in front of you, they are easy to achieve. You cannot go into a class and not have goals because you will end up not achieving what you would like to achieve. Having goals also serves as motivation for me, so it is important that I have goals that I am looking to reach at the beginning of the semester. My main goal for all around is to achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher in order to get into my attended major. Every time I think about not doing homework or skipping class I think about the 3.0 GPA and how much money my parents are paying to send me here. I do not want to disappoint my parents or waste their money. I am sure my parents have big expectations for me and I am looking to fulfill those at all …show more content…
I picked marketing because I learned in myself assessment that I enjoy to sell things to other people. It has been something I enjoyed doing my whole life. I really think I can excel in the marketing field; I am excited to see what my future holds. The hardest part about the self-exploration was trying to answer hard questions about myself. I thought it be easy self-exploring myself and answering questions about myself but it was actually really challenging. The most rewarding was finding my interests and that made me pick a major very easy after I found out what I wanted to do according to my interests. My questions that came out from my self-exploration were; what if marketing doesn’t work out as a major? What other majors involve selling? Could I double major in something that benefits me down the road? Is marketing really the best major for me? What classes/organizations would benefit me the most down the road? These questions could all be answered by me talking to my advisor, or doing some research. I could also look up my DARS for the majors and classes to look on what classes I would need to

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