For the first time in a very long time, I’m pretty content with the way my life is going. Of course there are a few things here and there I hope to improve on but I feel like I’ve been heading in the right direction.
In hindsight, I went into college with a completely wrong mentality and have paid dearly for it freshman and a part of sophomore year. I thought going to college meant partying hard and getting laid every night and actually learning anything was a complete afterthought. Adjusting to college life wasn’t as easy as I thought and I fell into deep depression, unable to find a reliable group of friends or perform academically. Well that’s an understatement. I practically flunked every class. I probably spent over half of freshman year sleeping, or just wandering around at odd hours. Sophomore year, I associated with shady, unsavory people, trying various dangerous drugs and continuing to neglect academics.
But since then I’ve met a wonderful, attractive, and motivated girl that I love, have made Dean’s List, and I plan to continue to work hard and maybe go to law school. I’ve stayed away from hard drugs for over a year now and I don’t imagine I’ll ever try them again, especially after seeing first-hand what addiction can do to a person. I’ve had to live with the previously mentioned unsavory folks for my junior year because I signed a lease without too much thought, but I am moving out of that dump starting next semester and hopefully that will be the final step in leaving that phase of my life.
Sure, it’ll probably take an extra year to graduate and my GPA is still recovering, but without depression hindering my every move I believe I can achieve what I set myself to do. I think I’ve come a long way since freshman year.
Everyone please feel free to share personal victories, however minor they may be.