Spring 2016 was my first semester at C.T Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. I have always worked while taking college courses, but this semester was the most challenging. I was at a new school, new people, and my classes were more difficult. My schedule this past semester was crazy packed with school during the week and working every weekend. I was always tired and studied as much as I could. I didn’t work as much as I normally do in order to keep up with my classes, but I still worked quite a bit. I don’t live with my parents so I need to work a good amount of hours in order to provide for myself. There were plenty of times I wanted to give up this semester, but I didn’t. I was very happy with 3 of my final grades, they were A’s; and extremely disappointed with 1 of my grades. I received a D+ in Statistical Analysis for Business Applications. I have never in my life gotten a D in a class. For those of you who don’t know a D is passing at UH for every major except Supply Chain, all I have to say is thank goodness I didn’t pick Supply Chain as my major. Although I didn’t get the 4.0 GPA I had tried to work so hard for this semester this just makes me want to work that much harder for my future semesters. For everyone that works fulltime/part-time and going to school fulltime, keep going and never stop. You will reach your goals, all the sweat and hard work you put in will be worth it when you finally receive your degree, get that job you want, buy that house that is to die for, or the car you’ve wanted for years. Don’t let anything get in your way and don’t ever doubt your ability to succeed.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston S. Churchill