Friday, February 10, 2012

Positive Thoughts

I enjoy college. I enjoy learning. I was homeschooled until I began college, so I feel that I am more eager to learn than many off the burnt-out kids who went through the public school system. Sure, there are people who are engrossed in their classes. Sure, people are more interested in classes that are involved in their major than they are in the other required classes. But, I do not want to burn out.
I want to engage in discussions. I want to be one of the students raising my hand and asking the professor questions during and after class. I want to read all the material. I want to do well on my exams. I want to be involved in co-curricular activities. I want to be a knowledge guzzler and learn. I want to be a good student. But, I find myself surrounded by students that despise every piece of worked assigned.
Do you know what comes up when you search "studying" in goodle images? A picture of a note that says "Studying is boring", and a bunch of photographs of frazzled looking people.
The students try to convince the professors not to put information we covered on the tests. They try to get out of doing homework. They don't do the reading. They complain and complain. It is wearing me out. I was sitting in my room and dreading doing my homework. I was thinking about how much I am dreading my Psychology exam. I don't want to do that. I want to stay motivated. Those school kids and their negativity are wearing me out. I LOVE COLLEGE.
I am telling myself to continue loving it. I am telling you that I will not let the negative students wear me down. I am telling you that I will continue to love college.
I will enjoy putting information in my brain. I will love looking up fascinating articles. I won’t be overwhelmed, and instead I will love reading about the brain in Psychology. I wanted to be in college for so long. I will look back on this time fondly and wish I could relive it. I will appreciate college. I will continue to love college.


  1. I loved college too. So much more than HS. And I paid half my tuition so I really was vigilant about not skipping classes bc it meant losing $. This is a great post. Stay true to yourself, dear one.

  2. I'm sadly one of those people that you're referring to but i wish i could have the same mindset you do. This is a great post.

    Best guess as to the difference between you and the your frazzled peers & me is that there's a huge difference between being home schooled,then going to College & going to an actual school for 12 yrs,then going to college.

    Good Luck in College & Stay Positive