As I approach the final weeks in my freshman year, my life has turned to complete hell. My grades are going to shit, my dad has cancer and everything is stressing me the hell out. While all of this has been going on it has been really hard to concentrate on my education. This is dangerous because I'm at school on scholarship. Even though I am going through a really hard time right now, I have been taking responsibility for what I've done.

The more I look back, the more I see how I could've done things differently. Sure, in the moment, I can feel helpless, like I am drowning in responsibility. But when I reflect, I realize that I need to look at the bigger picture. In the grand scheme of things, all that matters is if you're happy right? And even though I'm not really in a happy place now, I want to be able to look back later in life and be happy about all I've done. I can't do this unless I take the responsibility and do what needs to be done right now.

“Only those who sow seeds of change can hope to grow and reap a harvest.”

― Andrea Goeglein

So as I finish up my final raids for this class, and try (failingly) to pull my life and grades together, I remind myself: BE RESPONSIBLE. It is my job to put forth the effort I will be proud of later. As young adults, it can overwhelm all of us on occasion, but if we can keep our composition(HAHA GET IT CUZ THIS IS COMP CLASS), we can usually come out on top, even if we don't realize it until later, after the final countdown.


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