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“College”: The book you don’t read before going


As a college student, I have faced many challenges that tested my limits. There were moments when I stayed up late into the night to complete assignments that felt impossible to finish. The workload seemed never-ending, and it often caused me to feel overwhelmed and anxious. Trying to juggle the responsibilities of working two jobs and attending classes full-time can be incredibly challenging and exhausting. The constant pressure to balance work and school demands can leave one feeling drained and overwhelmed. The daily routine of going to classes all day, and then going to work until late in the night, completing assignments, and studying for exams can seem never-ending. I moved here from Spokane, Washington and in doing so I left behind my family and friends to follow my heart. Although my life is here now and I couldn’t be happier with where I am, it can be hard sometimes without my support system. As someone passionate about the field of law, I have always been committed to pursuing a career as a lawyer. However, I must admit that this journey has not been without its challenges. At times, it feels like I am holding onto my dream by a thread, as I struggle to overcome the obstacles that are standing in my way. Whether it’s dealing with the stress of passing classes, navigating the competitive atmosphere of Howard University, or simply finding the motivation to keep going when things get tough. There are a myriad of small challenges that threaten to derail my ambitions. Despite this, I know that I cannot let these obstacles define me or hold me back from achieving my goals. I must stay focused and determined, and keep my eyes fixed firmly on the future that I know is within my grasp. A message to all my fellow peers, I want to assure you that your struggles are not going unnoticed or unacknowledged. You may feel isolated, but please remember that you are not alone in this and that there are people out there who will empathize with your situation. As for myself, I take immense pride in the progress I have made at this university, and I plan to continue working diligently toward my goals.

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