Almost There!!!

Hello everyone it be the Andy-San here chillin’ in the kitchin.

It’s only a couple of hours before I’m back in the good ol’ UU with my friends. For Spring Break, I spent the majority of my time watching TV and hanging out with Eric and a bunch of my other friends who I haven’t seen in awhile. I can’t believe that I didn’t go on a walk with all this good weather, or even go to the music store in Celina. I suppose that I’ll try to do those things when I come back for Easter Break in April.

When I get back to UU, I’ll hang with my friends and tell them that I might be transferring to OSU in the summer if I can’t find a way to stay at UU. I hope that I’m able to stay at UU, but if I can’t, then so be it. I’d much rather transfer to another college than be stuck in the real world without a degree.

When I graduated high school way back in ’04, I would’ve never dreamed that graduating from college would be so difficult. I’m holding on for dear life, but I’m still holding on. I hear a lot of people who say that college is a big, scary beast that they don’t want to go to (you know who you are). I welcomed college, even though I knew that I wouldn’t be able to see all of my friends as often as before. When I went to ITT Tech, it was fun at first. I made a couple new friends like Don, Steve, and James. However, after a while, the classes became boring and I lost interest. As a result, my grades began to slip. It got to the point where I was kicked out of ITT Tech a couple months before I was set to graduate. Two years of getting up at 6 in the morning two to three times a week, leaving at 6:30, and arriving at ITT Tech sixty-five miles later all for naught.

I scrambled to get back into the college scene as quickly as possible for a couple reasons. One, my 6-month grace period for my loans was about to expire and I’d be unable to attend any college until they were paid off. And two, I felt addicted to the college environment and I needed to get that feeling back again. Luckily for me, I was able to transfer to UU at what seemed like the last minute. I enjoyed a real college environment and in the first semester, I got greedy and spent too much time on the college experience and not enough time improving my grades. Because of that, I almost got kicked out of college again. Something happened to me when I found out that I’d be kicked out of a college for a second time; I began to care. I fought to get back into college by writing note after note to all the people that could get me back in. After all of my letters and phone calls and sleepless nights, I was given a second chance to prove myself. I gave everything I had in my classes. I showed passion in my work.

I then heard that I wouldn’t be able to attend UU in the upcoming semesters due to the unpaid amount that I owe the school, which was explained in my previous posts. So now I’m fighting to stay in college yet again, and I will get a degree as long as I draw breath, by any means.

Some people might be asking, “Why are you so determined to get a degree?” Of course I want to get a well-paying job doing what I want to do, but I have another reason that I’m so passionate in my quest for a degree: I’ll be the first in my family to go to college and graduate. The odds are stacked against me, but I will prevail. I will get a degree. I will get a nice job. I will succeed. So if you ever question going to college, just remember Ol’ Man Andy and his nigh-Bob Saget-sized chunks of wisdom/craziness.

Well, I’d better get to bed soon cuz I time-warped ahead an hour and will be lacking sleep later on today. Night everyone and see ya at UU!!!1

Andy-San

One thought on “Almost There!!!

  1. hey andy, that would be a shame if you couldn’t stay at urbana. although i still think it’s good that you are staying with college and working diligently to get your degree. it does ( i would image) take a lot of work and determination to do so. Just try not to be sucked into the noob college life. it’s ok, i’ll be sucked in next year. I got accepted by the way lol.

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