Top 10 Things I Learned This School Year

1. Confidence and a strong desire to work hard to succeed make a huge difference in my ability to believe I can do well in college.

2. My horrible grades from college in the 1990s don’t define the academic Amy anymore, especially since I got a 4.0 GPA this semester.

3. It is weird having professors who are younger than me, but some of them are wonderful.

4. Class participation and communicating with professors make a big impression.

5. I absolutely cannot procrastinate on school work.  Just the idea of it makes me want to break out into hives.

6. I never want to write another paper about Niccolo Machiavelli again.  Quizzes on the proper use of the comma, however, are fun.

7. I love my major.  It’s so me, but I never would have had the confidence to tackle it when I was 18.

8. I never expected to be an involved student at my age, but now that I am, I can’t imagine just going to classes.

9. I love hearing my kids say, “Mom, I’m proud of you.”  I also love how they ask me how my day was, instead of asking me if I washed a particular shirt or if I picked X up from the grocery store.

10.  I rock and college is fun this time around.

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