Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Balance of Mom Life and College Life.

I’m Going to College, Now What?

In 2018, going to college is an accomplishment to most. For others, going to college is something that is needed after taking a long hiatus. Regardless of the stage in life, college is something that needs to be done to fulfill your lifelong dreams of becoming a doctor, a lawyer, an entrepreneur, a dental hygienist and more. With the increasing demand of an post secondary degree, most become pressured and unsure if attending or going back to college is  the best decision for them at this moment. Besides, rent is due on the 1st and that car note isn’t going to wait on itself to get paid! But, I’m here to ease your mind with three facts that helped me get through college and my first 30 days after graduation day.

       1.  Going to College Is a Test of Faith
No one thinks that once you’ve been accepted into college, you’re in a for a war. But, in reality, you are. Nothing beats a real college experience better than a test of faith and determination. Despite the issues you may be having back at home, nothing will prep you better than a professor who still expects a ten page essay due at 11:59 p.m.! There will be many nights where you question your existence in college. My advice, keep your cool, attempt to get plenty of sleep, and do your best!

      2.   Everything in Life... Has to Balance
There’s no better lesson I’ve learned during college than learning how to balance my personal life with school. No matter what you have going on, your kids still need to be fed, and your mortgage needs be paid for, and your family still needs support. This lesson is so crucial especially for people that have taken time off to handle personal matters. I’ve learned that when you want something bad enough, you will do whatever it takes to get it. To make that transition a little easier, keep your mind busy by reading books in your prospective field or tutor a elementary student in your favorite subject. With those tips, you should be able to transition back into your education smoothly!

       3.  Remember, take it easy!
One thing I didn’t do through my college matriculation was sitting down and taking a deep breath. I was so young and concerned with what my future was going to look like after May 2018, that I simply didn’t relax and enjoy my college experience the way that I should’ve. Every night, I stood up until 1 a.m. making sure I’ve read and completely understood my assignments. Now, that's what I would never advise anyone to do! Always, find time during your hectic week during finals to take an hour to yourself. Ask yourself, what can you do to ease your mind and enjoy yourself more often?          

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