“If I learned one thing this year, it is…”
One thing I’ve learned this past year (the whole academic year) is to never forget your main goal. In my case I came to America for the education as a pathway to better chances in the future, but soon I got caught up with many other activities that made me forget the main reason I had gotten here.
By the beginning of the last academic year, fall of 2011, I had two jobs on campus and was actively participating in three organizations on campus. All that made me feel right, but eventually led to my worst academic semester so far. On the bright side, it worked as a wake up call and this past semester I got back on the horse.
Even though there might be many great resources on campus and one should take advantage of them, it is important to keep focus on the long term goals and find a balance between everything that goes on in one’s life.
(via If I’ve Learned One Thing This Year… « VOA Student Union)