I wish I could say what a beautiful day it is, but apparently this weather enjoys making it difficult for me to get out of bed. Usually, on days like this, I enjoy naps or simply embrace the laziness a rainy day brings. Unfortunately, I had CPR class all the way in Takoma Park campus, so I had to wake up at 6:30 am. (Downtown Sliver Spring is unpredictable with traffic and the street lights got a kick out of turning red whenever I was close to passing them.) Ironic, how I leave an hour early and barely made it to class on time. Maybe I should consider taking the metro?
Aside of my mini dilemma, I wanted to inform students who are either new to Montgomery College or students that need some advice to get more involved this semester.
In high school, my GPA wasn’t the highest and I wasn’t involved in school at all. If anything, my attitude toward school really hindered my experience for getting good grades, extracurricular activates, and overall the idea of school taking me anywhere in life was a doubt in my mind. What my point is education is what you make it. Now, I made it on the deans list and continue to raise my GPA which is now a 3.5. Plus, I am a blogger for Montgomery College (which is an amazing opportunity.)
If you have goals and motivations, but you don’t know where to start, here are a few things that can “put pep in your step” as I would say,
1. Stick with your skills and interests: I am a person who enjoys writing. Get involved in a club that shares similar interests with you. It is important because becoming a part of something that matters to you can change your point of view on your education or even your future career.
2.Noone’s SUPERMAN so take it easy: Never take on too much of anything! One reason is because it’s nice to be able to enjoy what you are doing and rushing around can be exhausting. (Some people enjoy the rush, but make sure you're ready to take on a lot.) Things to consider are: A. Will I have time for family? B. Will I have some leftover time for “me” time? C. Can I juggle this plus homework? It’s essential to know YOUR LIMITS!
3. Get involved: As a student it’s time to start building a nice resume with many (different) experiences. Students are often unsure what their majors are; also, what kind of career they can see themselves in. Take advantage of all the clubs, internships, and activates a student can become actively involved.
(I’ll do some research and give a list of activities that would suit all kinds of interests.)
Have a great rest of the week and weekend!