…I’m finally graduating! Woo! I just checked the list of the graduates for this February’s graduation rites and I saw my name! Not only that, I’m part of the Dean’s List in my last term in college! I’m really very happy and I just can’t contain my happiness. All of the hard work definitely paid off!
This is finally the end of student life for me. It’s a big world out there and I don’t know how I will fare. But I have to be positive!
Now that I think of it, I have learned a lot of things in college, and not just the things about the subjects I took. I learned more important things. I got to know myself better and acquired traits and abilities that I know I could use when I finally venture out into the real world.
First, I never even knew I was capable of doing some things until I actually accomplished them, since I was fortunate(?) enough to have professors who continuously pushed me to do better every single day. I learned how to focus and do things right the first time, and this was especially important in my case, since I’m studying in a university that adopts a trimestral system (hence, the early graduation). I learned how to get along with different kinds of people and listen and evaluate different opinions, while still standing firm in my beliefs. But I think the most important learning I gained from college is the ability to think and reflect amidst all the stress not just in school but life in general. Sometimes panicking does not work and I get close to losing my cool, but reflecting on things usually keeps me sane. Choosing good friends in college is important too, since they will be with you through thick and thin. They will be the ones to encourage you when you feel like you can’t take it anymore.
Oh, and finally, doubting oneself doesn’t really accomplish anything. I do that a lot, and it really proved detrimental to my progress while I was in school. It was also the reason why I couldn’t tell anybody at first that I was graduating, I wasn’t even sure I’d pass my subjects. But towards the end of the term, I just knew that I had to keep moving forward and believe in myself because if I don’t believe in myself, who will? Once I started trusting myself, my grades started getting better and here I am! Now, I’m proud to say that I am where I am now because of my hard work and determination.
Watch out, world. Here I come!