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The semester is coming to a close, and I would like to reflect a little…
I have always been fascinated by Spanish. I took two years in high school and I am taking some Spanish classes, now in college. What drew me to Spanish was the fact that I could write and understand the grammar so easily, much better than English. It has actually help me learn English way much better. This semester has challenged me so much because I have to speak the language. I am taking Spanish conversation and another upper level Spanish class. I would like to do anything rather than speaking because I tend to make so many mistakes. I can read but not in Spanish, and I always say something wrong. I would like speak like the natives and the more advance students in my class, but I know I have to take some time. But I can say, I have improve tremendously; I can understand more than I ever have. And I can say that I enjoy speaking Spanish with one of my Spanish professors, she makes me feel so comfortable when talking to her. I would like to thank you greatly and many others for working with me.
Don’t you just like when there are those professors that makes you want to come to class and go that extra mile?
Because I’m about to enter into my major courses, which will greatly consume my life, I will not be able to take more Spanish classes. But I will be utilizing my Spanish with some awesome Spanish speakers, that I know.
I’m always hard on myself because I always make mistakes over and over. Yes, I catch myself doing it, but I guess I am learning and can’t be too hard on myself because we all make mistake and are constantly learning.
I have came a long way and will continue. I can’t give up because it’s hard.
To conclude this reflection, I would like to say: When the going gets though, just keep going because every day is a day for you to improve and become a better person. Don’t worry about how hard something is, because everything isn’t easy. Just keep trying because soon you will see you were and where you are now.
I stay because I love you,
For that reason, I try harder.
You’ve been hurt, and so have I,
But let’s not aim to hurt one another.
It’s an adventure that I’m willing to try,
But this only involves you and me.
Healing your wounds, I will take my time.
Africa have always been a place a wanted to visit, not only because some of my family resides there, but I believe it is a part of me. To hear my cousins say when they get their degree, they are leaving and going back home. This makes me think of the lifestyle there. When we think about the lovely Africa, images of starving children with bloating stomachs quickly floods our head. We don’t get to the see the real deal, only the bad parts. Imagine seeing all the beautiful parts, I know people will fall in love.
My desire to go to Africa have grown stronger because my aunt passed away, and I didn’t even get to meet her. Some of us have family all over, we do not get to communicate with them fully. I have cousin that I know of, but have not met. And because my family is so big, I would like to meet each and everyone of them. I am so glad that I have my passport because I really would like to travel the world; I have the keys in my hands, I just to see when and where I can go. I love the United States, but there is more to see beyond these 50 states, which I’m sure is beautiful to most.
I guess I will see mother Africa soon when everything falls in place.
So things have been going in the right direction, for me. I recently traveled to another country and found out that I got accepted into the nursing program, at school. I feel like I am mentally prepared, but something is holding me back. I do not know exactly what. I know I am really excited because I am ready to push myself. I did not come this far to turn back now. I guess I am scared because I want to turn back, but we can’t revert back in life – we constantly move forward. Julia, how can you be scared when many people are behind you pushing you? I love to sleep, and I will not be able to sleep when i want to. I am big procrastinator and often wait until the last minute to get the adrenaline of racing against time to get something done. Things are changing, and although half of me wants to accept it, the other half just wants to glide along. I guess I have to grow up and suck some things up and progress with life. My time is here – what did I wait all this time for?
If you have patiently waited for some thing, do not allow fear to accompany you because it is all you will think about… Do the things you love and do not worry about the time.
My fear will turn into full excitement when the time inches closer… I do want to continue to make my family proud and allow my mom to rest… this applies to you too, dads. Yes, although I give back to the community, I would like to give back to my parents and family too.
“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” –Nora Roberts – See more at: http://talentegg.ca/incubator/2012/07/04/students-motivation-quotes/#sthash.8PsPfkVb.dpuf