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My First Day of Class

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My First Day of Class
Monday wasn’t just my first day of class. It was also my first college class ever! As I pull on the parking lot of the school campus anxiously ready to begin my college experience, I suddenly notice that my heart is beating fast. It is a mixture of exhilaration and nervousness. Many thoughts have run into my mind at this point, and I question myself. What if I can’t make it? Am I sure I’m ready for this chapter in my life? I really do not know what to expect, but I know in my mind that I’m ready for whatever obstacles I may face while I’m on my college voyage. I’ve always been game for a good challenge, and I wasn’t about to back down now. I arrived to my class 30 minutes ahead of time because I was so exuberant, only to find the doors locked. After patiently waiting outside of my class room for approximately twenty minutes, still no one showed. I then became worried and questioned myself once again. Am I in the wrong place? Do I have the correct time? Then suddenly a janitor approached and advised me and a few other students that the class had been moved upstairs, so I quickly gathered my things and preceded to the new classroom location. As I select a seat and begin to arrange my materials for the approaching lecture, the realization begins to set in that I am not just another student, but an individual with an inexhaustible amount of potential to become whatever I desire, and that dreams only remain dreams until realized by their possessors. With the commanding voice of an educated professor welcoming us to the class, I turn my thoughts from aspiring dreams to a freshman in college. What impressed me the most about my instructor was the fluency with which she spoke. She was very articulate with each word she spoke, and I couldn’t help but to chuckle every time she would pronounce the word “etc”. I have never heard anyone say it so smoothly. I even found myself saying it to myself under my breath. Etc, etc, etc. To break the ice in...