Let me just go ahead and say it – this semester challenged me more than any semester I have had throughout my college career of being a full-time student!

My college career has been quite the experience!

In the Fall of 2016, I started my first semester of college.

In Fall of 2017, Hurricane Harvey happened and it flooded Houston, and other cities near Houston. I was just starting the Fall semester of college and my classes got canceled – I know for at least a week and probably way more than a week, but I wasn’t out of school for months. At this point, classes were just temporary canceled and none of my classes moved to being online. It was just that my classes would pick back up where we left off once everything was ok again.

Then, in December, mind you, it was the same year (2017), it snowed in Houston and in the surrounding cites. It snowed here, which my college gave us a few Snow Days and I don’t remember how many, but my college classes still didn’t move online, we just picked back up where we left off.

My point is that there were some events that made my college classes get canceled, but it wasn’t to the point where all my classes moved to be online.

Side note: I highly recommend going to a community college first to get a feel of what college is like, especially because you’re paying less for the classes you need for whatever University you’re planning on going to. The same basic classes cost more at a University and that is why I recommend attending a community college first and then transfer to a University!

Now, it’s 2020, and I’m finishing up my Bachelor’s Degree. The Spring 2020 semester changed in a blink of an eye! It changed from me going to class four times a week to having all four of my classes online and two of my classes required video class meetings at a specific time during the day.

I had meltdown after meltdown. I even talked about it in another blog post with y’all about how my professors kept giving us so much busy work!

For one of my classes, there was one point where I just wanted to give up and not submit anything. I thought about doing this because my college gave us an option to either go with our letter grade or choose satisfactory/unsatisfactory when grades are officially in, which means if you made a C in a class, you can choose Satisfactory because you still passed and the C doesn’t show up on your transcript or impact your GPA! I thought about doing that, but I knew what I needed to do – keep on pushing through and persevere, which I did!

Let me tell you, it was hard to keep on going, especially on those days I had no motivation whatsoever to do my assignments. I was just so over this semester!

There were days where I just spent the entire day completing an assignment after assignment because I wanted to just be done and getting ahead of my classes helped me so much!

I honestly have grown a lot from having all of my classes online – this hasn’t happened at all throughout my entire college career and it was something I needed to get used to, it was hard at first.

You see, our struggles helps us to grow even more than before and helps strengthen us. It was so hard for me to see the light at the end of the tunnel and it felt like this semester would never end, which was strange because before the classes moved online, I felt like this semester was flying by!

There were so many things I struggled with behind the scenes and I’m thankful for everything I went through because it only made me stronger. You have to be the one who is constantly there for you and you have to decide for yourself what you’re going to do about it; you have to be the one who picks yourself up again.

When you’re struggling with something or you just over everything, please don’t give up and push through no matter what. Before you know it, you will overcome whatever it is you’re struggling with!

”I’m thankful for my struggle because without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.”

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