My First Semester Reflection
I have grown and developed over the semester within many different ways over the course of the semester. First, I have developed as an athlete during my cross country season. Second, I have developed as a student during each and every one of my classes. I also have developed as a friend, daughter, and girlfriend. Most importantly, I have overall developed into an overall better person for hopefully not only myself but others around me.
During cross country, I had shown up not even running more than three miles. By the end of the season, I had reached a max number of miles of fourteen. This is definitely something to be very proud of knowing how much one can accomplish just with hard work and dedication. Also, my times have improved each and every race. This shows my growth of a cross-country runner. As a student, I was really nervous about all my grades and classes. This definitely is something that most likely is normal for a college student, but I had shown lots of growth with it. Even though I was nervous, I worked really hard every day to make sure I don’t have a reason to worry. I worked really hard on my homework and tried my best on every quiz and test. With this, I have a better GPA this semester than I did as my cumulative GPA in high school. I have developed as an overall person by doing many volunteer activities. I student teach at a middle school, volunteer and the children’s museum, and even work with kids in poverty through my job at the YMCA. I am really proud of all I have done for other people to bring happiness to myself as well as them.
What I am most proud of this semester is the commitment I have had for all the things I wanted to accomplish. I had committed myself to my team. Because of this, I learned to push each and every person. I am committed to my school work which can always help me with my future. I am committed to my dad, by getting a job and helping him out to pay for my college and my own gas so that he does not have to do every little thing for me. I am committed to my friends by always being there for them when they need me, and bringing the positives into any negatives they are feeling. I also am committed to my boyfriend by being able to continue a long distance relationship with him by taking time out of my dads to do some things and to see him. I do this by surprising him at his basketball games, saying goodnight, and saying good morning every day. I am committed to myself by telling myself I want to lift every day and gain muscle mass, so I stuck with this and continue going to the gym at least five days every week.
I am looking forward to many things next semester. Most of all, I want to continue all of these things I have been doing to stay in these great habits. I am looking forward to new classes. I am looking forward to these because I want to start learning some new things. I want to have that feeling of accomplishment knowing that I did really good my first semester. I am looking forward to that extra motivation to do even better next semester, knowing that I do not want my GPA to drop. I actually want it to continue making its way up. I also am looking forward to having an offseason in cross country. I think that this will help me to push even harder. This will make me really motivated knowing that I did not even train that hard before my freshman season. Having this long buffer, and committed time will have me to be ready for my sophomore season. More ready than I have ever been. I am also excited about meeting new people. I think that next semester will be fun because I will actually be taking classes that count for my major. Because of this, I will most likely be with people who are there because they are interested in the same things that I am. I am really hoping to meet some people that I can develop a good relationship with! I have made friends, but I have not yet made a friend who I know will last forever. I am also excited to continue doing good for my dad and boyfriend, the two people who mean the most to me. I am excited for a new chapter, and an even better me.