Another semester begins and I am off to a somewhat rocky start. Looking at this semester where I will be doing two courses CCNA 2 and Effective communication. In CCNA, I have not only grown as a network technician and a student, but as a person as well. I feel that through my experience of these Networking courses, I have gained the knowledge and confidence it takes to attack those certifications. To be quite honest, all my academic life, I have never considered the thought of being a network technician or manager; however, I recently realized that the skills you acquire in networking courses will be extremely beneficial to you. Whether it is setting up a network for a small business or working for an IT company. As for Effective communication it will be a good challenge for me seeing as my writing skill has taken a serious nose dive, after all it has been two years since I have done any expressive writing. It is sad to see me struggling like this, when as a teenager I loved to write stories and poetry, while using my creative, deep imagination. Writing was always a way for me to get girls, things that I lacked the courage to say became easy when writing. Although, I always enjoyed writing, I would often find myself frustrated considering I had the worst case of writers block. I constantly felt that I did not know how to write “correctly,” which caused me to begin to despise writing all together. This semester I look forward to whatever challenges Miss Johnson throws at us, in the end it will help me to grow as a writer.