My first few months’ part of the long journey I will have of my college life was unimaginably easy actually. I didn’t think it was going to be anything like that, I was very lucky though. I know it will get harder for my next semester because I took the easy way out for my first semester. I chose easy classes and I recommend that it’s better to take at least one difficult one first. Yeah it was easy and I had a lot of fun actually because I go to Berkeley and the environment is wonderful but all my spring classes are hard. I unfortunately didn’t really bond with my campus which as I think the down fall of going to the college I went to since it is a community college and the building is very small. I loved that it is nothing like high school though! It is so much better, you have more liberty but have to manage your time very well because I still battle with that. College is something everyone has to go to, for education, social bonding and personal growth reasons I believe. I hope and want to be more involved in school for next semester, for example in clubs or volunteering.
If I could speak to myself again in August of 2011 I would tell myself that time will be very scare now that your life is going to change and you have to learn how to manage it and balance everything in your life. Also that to not give up your dreams, my hope one day is to live in campus when I transfer since right now I am still at home. I would love and really want to experience that because it really helps you to grow up and just be away for a little. I can’t stress enough how happy I am to have graduated high school, yeah it was easy but we all have to mature at some point. You will feel really special when you get to take to your laptop and even use it in a class, different experience worth going through.
– Janeth, Berkeley City College ’13