Five months back, we were busy preparing for the second semester classes. I still could remember my article before about my experience during the preceding semester. It was as if that semester was hell for me because of the high demands and heavy loads that were brought by my academic obligations. It was tougher for me more than my experience during my first year in college I should say. It was much tougher of course if I would compare it to the experience I had in my high school years. There were times that I felt like giving up all the loads I had and resorting to easy and reachable tasks. There were times of anguish brought by the strains of these obligations. There were times of confusion after I realized how hectic my schedule was. But all these apprehensions were temporary. I nailed every academic concern I had during my first semester. I was able to do all the tasks expected from me as a student. I was able to meet the expectations set by the people around me. And that was my first semester.
Now I am on my second semester, a step closer to finishing my undergraduate studies. If there were occasions of recalling and recounting my situation during my first semester experience, certainly, I would condone it. I’ve realized much how petty I felt during that semester. It was no match if I would compare it to my experience this semester. Not only I have problems on academics, more to that are the adversities I experienced with regards to my extra curricular activities.
You see, keeping yourself focused on academics isn’t at all bad, after all it’s everyone’s priority; but it’s always better for the growth of an individual to cater to these co-curricular activities as well. It would be a struggle for one to balance these things but it would feel like heaven too when you get to the point when you start to realize how diverse you have become because you have encompassed all these loads. I am on my second year college and I can say that the formula for one to become a good student does not just matter on how effective you are in meeting all your academic requirements. Moreover, it is very essential that one should be responsible too with what concerns him and the society, be involved in socio-political dynamism and by all means keep the passion that will drive you to achieving your goals in life.
And now, it’s March. And we’re on the middle of the month. Two more weeks and I’m through again. I’m done with another semester of my college career. But the remaining two weeks I have is critical, just the way how I felt during the first semester. Would I think of quitting? No way. The only way for me to go is up. It would be hard but it is always accessible, only if driven by reason and fueled by passion.