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College Carol Part II

Who I Am Becoming

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An experience that has impacted my view of the world...

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I feel like the presidential election tends to have an impact on people's lives, but especially this year's election. Obviously, this election caused more uproar than most. I feel like it had a bad impact of my view of the world, though. It wasn't even that I thought both candidates were unworthy of running our country, it was how people handled the entire situation: the riots, the ignorant tweets, the hashtag #NotMyPresident. While I wasn't overly happy with the results, I realize this is going to be my life for the next 4-8 years. He is our president. So, I guess it was mostly people's ignorance and inability to accept life as it truly is that negatively impacted my view of the world.

Something New

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The new thing that I have tried that is most unlike myself is working out. I've always been like "Why workout when I can eat like 5 chocolate bars and a half a pizza and not hate my life?" Well, I got to college and had waaaay too much time on my hands, so my roommate and I started working out. We found that it brought up morale, as well as, keeping us active.

Newfound trait

A character trait of mine that has revealed itself this semester is self-control. It's not like I never had any before or that I even have a great amount now; however, I can see and feel myself being more responsible as time goes on. The biggest way I see this lived out is in saving money. I would've thought it would have been more difficult to save without my parents constantly reminding me that if I run out of money I'm on my own. However, I have found that it has been easier for me to save my money on my own. The fact that it's my own conscious choice and I don't spend money to spite my parents, is what makes it easier for me to be more frugal. I still have a lot of room to improve, but I'm proud of where I've come in just a few months.

Something I've learned in class...

I'm in a logic class this semester, and while I don't necessarily like this class, I've learned a lot. This class has taught me how to think in a different way and really break a thought, argument, or sentence down. It's definitely opened my eyes to flaws in people's logic, as well as, the way people argue.

Something I learned outside of class...

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Living in the dorm has taught me a lot. It has taught me not only how to live with someone (my best friend) in such close quarters, but how to handle living with strangers. My biggest problem has been sharing a bathroom. I share a bathroom at home with my two siblings, but I have known them my entire life. It doesn't gross me out if they leave a mess or bother me if they take a long shower. Sharing a bathroom with strangers is a whole new level of weird; you get pretty comfortable when you're in that close of proximity with one another. However, it has been a good experience and has definitely taught a lot. Nonetheless, I really like my suite mates and have had the best experience with my roommate.

Future Goals

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My goals for the Spring semester are to branch out more, continue making good grades, and to hopefully lock down a major. I think these are all things that are slowly coming together, but that I want to continue working toward.

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