Hey guys! How’s it going? My second year of college is officially over! I am thrilled. College is going by so fast and I can’t even keep up. This semester was filled with lots of ups and downs. But overall it has been one of the most fruitful. Let’s reflect on some of the good, and some of the bad.
THE NOT SO GOOD
This semester I took a fourth level Spanish class. Spanish is my minor and for most of my life Spanish came easy to me. However, this semester’s Spanish class challenged me like never before. I was astounded that I even came out without any burns. (I know it sounds like an exaggeration, but sis, it was tough) The reason that it was so challenging was because 90% of the class was filled with native speakers. They spoke at such a fast pace that it was difficult to understand. Plus, my teacher was a Spaniard and his accent was difficult to decipher as well. Often times I would just pick out key words and phrases to make it through the class. Continually, because it was a speaking class, we would have debates in Spanish. I barely like to debate in English. We would never know the topic beforehand and we never knew when we would get picked to debate. Also, we had to do 15 hours of community service in Spanish. Ultimately, this class was doing the most.
Another not so pleasant part of the semester was my International Media class. Although the content was interesting, there was so much material. Also, the tests were not fully representative of the material in the modules. It was so grueling studying for that class.
I had a radio internship this semester. If you haven’t already checked out my radio internship reflection, please do so. This semester the class that I thought I would dread the most (because of the teacher) turned out to be my favorite class. This semester I took Electronic Journalism 1. It’s basically a radio and television news writing class. To God’s glory, I excelled in this class. I made some of the top grades and my teacher ended up really appreciating my work ethic and complimented me for it. It truly made me realize even more that journalism is my calling. I felt so much peace that reporting and anchoring is the perfect path for my future.
This semester, I also had a lot more free time. I was only taking 3 classes but with 13 credits, because my internship counted as a class. I got to spend more time with my friends and really do more self care things. There were only a handful of moments where I was genuinely stressed. My grades were also a reflection of the amount of time I had to do my work.
This semester also went by very quickly. Before I knew it, I was done with classes.
I am grateful for the school year that I had. It was a solid 8/10. I can’t wait to see what year 3 brings for me.
I hope you enjoyed this post.