C200 Essay

1239 Words Jan 27th, 2016 5 Pages
Final Essay
General Studies Capstone

Before I started at UCO, I completed courses at both Oklahoma City Community College and OSU-OKC. My very first semester of college was at OCCC where I was straight out of high school. I finished high school online, so starting over and going to class was a learning curve for me. I was very anxious and shy starting out. I remember the first day of class, it was Intro to Psychology, and before going into class I cried in my car for twenty minutes because I was so nervous. I thought college would be an extension of high school and that I didn’t want to go through again. Once I talked myself into going to class, the first hour I did not remember. However, I quickly realized that college is nothing
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Later that year, my boyfriend and I of seven years made the decision to part ways. It was hard coming to terms that our relationship was failing, and that we were just not meant to be involved romantically, only platonically. To this day we remain friends. At that time I thought my life was over, I had just lost my mother and now the only other support, my long-term boyfriend. The friends I met during my first semester at OCCC were phenomenal. They helped me recover and to get my mind off the things going on in life at that time. They helped me remain positive and proactive in my life. They never let me slip behind or blame anyone for anything. These friendships are some I cherish and still keep active to this very day. I graduated in the Spring of 2013 with an Associates Degree in Sciences with a concentration in Echocardiography. During this period in my college career I had college hours, clinical experience, work and my personal life all going strong. I was able to understand the importance of time management and prioritizing my obligations with my wants. I succeeded in this program and graduated with a GPA of 4.0. I was proud of my ability to remain concentrated on what I wanted with life and to keep going in honor of my late mother. The Echo program taught me more about myself than I like to admit sometimes. It was hard, challenging, times I wanted to give up. But through it all, I remained strong a preserved through it. Right out of the program I

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