Last year at this time I dreaded thinking about my high school graduation. The snow was blowing, my senior classes were dwindling to a close, and college was advancing faster than I could have ever fathomed. Sure, I was excited to throw my white cap in the air to signify the accomplishment of a milestone and the beginning of something new. But college was still a foreign idea for me at that point in my life. I had three colleges on my mind and two extremely important decisions: “What college do I want to attend and what do I want to major in?”
After months of letting these two choices brew in my mind, I finally chose JCC to prepare me for my future in the field of journalism. Since then I have thrown that white cap in the air, completed my first semester of college, and am on my way to becoming a young journalist. Life shouldn’t sound so fairytale-like, should it? Well, it’s not as easy as it sounds.
To be successful in life takes many things: determination, perseverance, time, and hard work. College is difficult for everyone, those who have these four key qualities and those who don’t. Everyone knows that “one person” who always gets good grades, aces tests, and can whip out answers in class without even trying. And again, everyone knows that “one person” who always falls asleep in the back of the classroom, shows up late every day and misses every class there is a test. Which category do you fall under?
No matter who you are or what your strengths are, you can become a success at JCC. Reassure yourself of your determination, assert your perseverance, devote some time, and work to the best of your ability. No one said college would be easy. Everyone said it would be a challenge.