This I Believe

Tanisha - Smithfield, Ohio
Entered on May 3, 2007
Age Group: 18 - 30
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This I Believe

When I wake up in the morning I think about what my daily schedule consists of. It simply makes me wanna say, “screw this I am going back to sleep.” I can not do that because it is my life and I can’t always just put things behind me. I have to deal with things as they are. So therefore I believe that life only comes just one time and in order to live it fully and happily I have to prioritize and work for a good life. By doing so, I have to pay close attention to my education. Life is not always about having fun as you normally hear the majority of people saying. By saying that does not mean that I should not have fun at all, just that sometimes it is good to take a little break and think about how life is going right now and what I could do to improve it. Life is too precious to mess it up; it can merely get screwed up in a matter of seconds. Some people do not appreciate the wonderful things that life brings to us, from all the great memories even to past regrets, there is always something that life offers whether it is good or bad. The fact that my own life is in my hands, it is only fair to do what I need to do to make myself happy and live life to the fullest extent basing it upon my education and how well I do.

I believe that college is the starting point of my life. My future relies on what I make out of these college years. Last semester I had the attitude of wow this is the college life, drink all day, sleep all night. Even if it was a weekday I still just would not care. Towards the end of the semester I realized that my grades were so bad that I did not have enough time left to even attempt to make things up or bring my grades up. I had four finals on the week of finals week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. During that week I was so overwhelmed and stressed out that I could not even study. I thought that it would be a waste of time because my grades were so bad to begin with. When that happened I was not just thinking about my grades or myself, but my main thought was what my parents were going to say and think. College is not cheap, so by me not doing well has basically put my parent’s money to waste. By knowing that it is not only hurting me, but my parents as well, is what made me really step my game up this semester and have a heads up on all of the following years I have left here at Youngstown State University or somewhere else that my life takes me. So for that reason I believe that sometimes in life you will run into a simple situation or many situations that not only you are being troubled but they can also affect some people around you. Even the people who mean the world to you can get hurt by your actions. Focusing on my education and knowing that my life is up to me to make it the best is my main belief in this time of my life.