This archived article was written by: Shadayah Jones
Normally in a last will and testament, you leave behind objects to your loved ones or those that are close to you. I am not going to do that for two reasons. First, I still need to use all of the items that I would potentially give away and second, I want to leave behind some advice to those reading.
I have been going to school at USU Eastern since fall semester 2011. During that time, I made a ton of friends and a ton of memories. I worked hard and was able to accomplish more that I could possibly imagine. I was able to become one of the few to in my family to graduate with an associate’s degree and I believe the first to move on to earn a bachelor’s degree. If I were to leave any advice behind, I would have to say work hard constantly, but also make time for fun.
When I first came to college, I thought I would pass all my classes with no problem. Well that was a huge eye opener because I quickly learned that nothing good comes without effort. You need to work hard and be responsible when it comes to schoolwork. Take advantage of the opportunity you have to get your education because not everyone gets that.
Also do not overload yourself with hard classes. Spread them out throughout each semester. By doing this you will not be overwhelmed and get stressed. Our lives are stressful enough; there is not need to add more because you don’t have time to do everything.
Prioritize your time so you have time for your schoolwork, but you also have time to attend school activities and meet new people. Some of the closest friends I have, I have met at USU Eastern. Get involved because these are the best times of your life and this is when you will make the best memories.
Have fun and stay committed. Make your college career a great and memorable experience. Enjoy the transition from a child to an adult and bask in the time when we don’t have to worry about the stresses of adulthood because I hate to break it to everyone, but adulthood stinks and the more time we get to be a kid, the better.