College is a life changer. It’s a time where you figure yourself out, pursue your dreams, and make friends along the way. It can teach you more than what’s in the book, and it teaches you the life skills that you need to succeed.
Two years ago I took general classes, and simply got by in them. I didn’t put in much effort because I was just uninterested. I had no real goals. However, last year I decided to go see an academic advisor in the CCC building. If you are ever confused about what you’re doing in school, visit them! After one visit, I changed my major and actually felt comfortable about my future. It’s amazing what a little soul searching, along with some advising can do.
I am now a Digital Media student, and I have been for about a year now. My life is completely different and continues to change daily. My grades for the last two semesters have been A’s. I’m focused, I’m interested, and I love my work. It still blows my mind how I enjoy homework.
I’m completely fascinated with where I’m going, and I see true growth in myself as a student. It’s affected me outside of class just as much as it has inside too, and this is the part that really gets me. Two years ago I felt lost and alone. I didn’t know what I was doing, and I had no confidence. Relationships suffered, as well as simple interactions with strangers. Finding something you love to do is the key to life’s success! You can’t just do the bare minimum. Get up, find what you like, do it with passion, and you’ll see a difference in every aspect of your life.
College is all about becoming all you can be, and recognizing the potential that was in you the whole time. You got the stuff, so make it happen!
By NVC Student Justin Raymond