I have always wanted to be a teacher so for me, college was never a maybe thing.
It was always a for sure thing. I just didn’t know how I would get there. I graduated high school and found myself at a community college. Math had always been my worst subject and I just couldn’t see how I would go from basic math to having to transfer to a four-year college with statistics. It seemed impossible.
I had to start from the bottom…literally. I took a test that placed me in the most basic math class possible. Somehow, I managed to be resourceful. I remember going into the community college’s website and printing out a stack of papers that would be my road map on getting out of there.
I remember sitting in my living room floor planning out every class I had to take…
I found myself passing math class after math class despite the fact that I was so bad at it.
( It did not come easy, and there were many tears in between study sessions for exams).
The semester ended and I passed statistics with an “A”. It was wild coming from a girl who had to retake geometry like two times. Anyways, to my surprise, I ended up getting accepted into a four-year university as a History major.
I have worked extremely hard the last 3 years to try and finish college. If all goes well I will be graduating this May; however, I recently got accepted into the Social Science Credential Program at my school and it has been a dream come true for me. It will be a rigorous year in a half program that makes me anxious and excited all at the same time. So, while my boyfriend is in South Carolina completing his A-School I am here in California figuring out how to graduate college one research paper at a time.