Senior year, WOW, I can’t believe I am in my final chapter of schooling. I am still debating taking graduate classes to acquire my masters. Halfway through my senior year, I can tell you that I have definitely had my ups and downs, as does everyone. As a Resident Advisor, I had to deal with some difficult situations where I had to separate myself from what is happening and do my job. There are two sides to any job. The side that is making residents feel safe and at home and those learning moments when you stay up till 4 am to make sure that all the little things are done and remind my residents that they are not alone and we are here to help. Then there is the other part, where I to be the “bad guy”.
This has helped me establish self-worth and not let people walk all over me anymore. I have learned to become more confident and solid in my decisions. I discovered characteristics about myself, I never thought existed, my insane creativity for one. As for, my schooling, I almost thought I wouldn’t make it this far. I have had a rough start to my life with many curve balls thrown at me and never really knowing if I could ever succeed, would scare anyone. So for those of you who are having those “I wish” and the “What ifs” moments, don’t worry you are not alone. I believe one of the hardest parts of the senior year is all the lasts of your college career. I know there will never be a last to feeling like achieving more and so I am not as scared anymore. Happiness was discovered in getting halfway through my senior year.