Junior year!!! Two of the worst semesters of my life! Sleepless nights, schoolworks everyday, study during weekends, quiz every day, hardest exams, and forever stress.
Maybe everything will be worth it if you passed all the major subjects :D
It has already been 15 years since I entered school, I may have gotten awards like deportment and with honors when I graduated prep but I never ever received these awards again upto highschool. I don’t study actually, nope, I mean like “study study” as in serious study. During higschool years, I seldom open my book or notes and only spend atleast an hour in reading them and doing my assignments, I love teleseryes so I spend most of my night watching them and I sleep as early as 9:30 pm. I’m not smart, I’m not like those kids who really excel in class and make their parents proud but things changed when I entered BS- Medical Technology. I never expected to be enrolled in this course since I wanted to be a chef and have my own restaurant.
The first 2 years of my college life is “so so so” far compared to 3rd year life. First day of school it was like “culture shock” lots of requirements and assignments and PRESSURE. I will never forget the first quiz we had in (Clinical Chemistry I)in which we have to memorize the conversion table of all clinical chemistry analytes I slept at around 3am for the first time then there comes the day of the quiz booom! I forgot everything I memorized! As in like mental blackout I almost cried that day wanting to give up.
I can say, many things have changed especially when I passed 1st semester. I learned to study, memorize, and understand very well the lessons and spend much of the time doing them. I gave up teleseryes and the least time I sleep everyday is 11:30pm the most is 1:30am (this is after the 3am sleep trauma. Hahaha!) I also learned to give up Saturdays as it is usually “lagaw with friends day” and also the night bondings with my family.
But here comes the 2nd semester OH GOSH! 6 major subjects!! MORE PRESSURE with atleast 1 quiz per day and 6 the most!(imagine how I survived those) atleast 4 laboratory outputs to pass per week sometimes 1-2 weekly assignments. This was the time that I’m immuned in taking everyday quizzes, the time where I spent all Saturdays of the semester as sleep and rest day in morning and noon and outputs in the evening until 3am whereas Sundays are for mass day and a little of family time in the morning and when the clock ticks @1pm coffee and bread is prepared and it’s study time until 930pm (cause I have to watch gandang gabi vice my stress reliever! Haha) of course I also have break time like watching dvd or facebooking depending on the number of quizzes that i’ll be taking.
2nd semester! where I took the hardest exam I have ever taken and I’m expecting more of them in the future.
I PASSED!!! Two words I never expected to say today, two words to sum up all of my hardships, sacrifices, and tears. I never imagined this day to come and I thank God for that. By these two words, I MADE MY PARENTS PROUD!
To sum it all up I have learned and changed a lot in the past 10 months of my life I learned to study and give more time to my education which is so important, I learned to give up my wants because I know that studying is more important, and most of all I learned the meaning of prioritizing what is needed.
Most of all I woud like to give credits to these people:
First and foremost I would like to thank God who guided me throughout my life and that for giving me a sign to take up this course which made me think that this is really meant for me. To St. Expeditus whom I entrusted everything, gave me strength, and wisdom. Sto. Niño the person who never ever let my family down whom I know wouldn’t forever leave us. Holy Spirit who guided me during exams and quizzes, and Mama Mary mother of God the most important woman in the world to whom without her no one will save our sins and guide as in every challenges that we are facing
And of course my parents who never doubt my ability and who’s always there in every step of the way.
“Rest if you must, but don’t you ever quit!”
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!