As this semester is coming to an end, I have been thinking about how much I have grown since I first started attending the University of Oklahoma. I remember the fear and anxiety I felt before starting this journey. I was afraid I would not be able to achieve my goals, because I did not believe in myself enough to remind myself everyday of how much I am capable.
Yet here I am today–halfway through this journey of four years–as happy as I could be with my progress and with myself as an individual.
While transitioning from high school to college, I experienced the best kind of “cultural shock”. Although the coursework in college was and is much more demanding than my homework assignments in high school, I have been able to learn how to efficiently manage my time between classes, assignments, and my social life. This simple task of time management has been one of the most rewarding skills I have acquired in college thus far. This skill has allowed me to realize how capable I am of completing tasks in a well manner in as little time as possible; thus, helping me feel more productive throughout each day.
The most rewarding part about learning how to manage my time is feeling assured in my ability of succeeding in any environment. During my study abroad journey, I hope to travel on my breaks and weekends as much as I can, thus this skill will allow me to stay on track during the time I am away from my university.
I look forward to the next two years of college, and I hope to gain more useful skills while studying abroad in order to grow more as an individual.