Exploring the Unexpected
College—what a scary word, even for
students IN college. It is a time to live and a time to settle down
and really focus into what you really want to make of your life.
For me, my first semester as a sophomore in the BIMS program has
been a little bit more stressful than what I had anticipated
compared to my freshman year.
My experiences within this program has taught me a lot about
college—most importantly, that life goes on. I have never been the
smartest girl in my class but I have been one of the most
hardworking. Obstacle after obstacle, my experiences have taught me
of my limits and boundaries. What I have learned about my
challenges in school is that grades matter, but so does your
overall happiness. A&M has been the biggest challenge I have
had in my life. Being seven hours away from home, making friends,
and keeping up in a challenging program is stressful but, yet, such
a great experience.
Overall, I am still in the process of learning that life is
somewhat challenging, and we all need somebody to help us through
those challenging times.
For me, that person has been my mom, who has supported me
throughout my education. When I feel as if my life has taken a
turn, a sweet lady named Yolanda always comes to the rescue; she
has really helped me get though my hardest times. The best part of
it is that my mom and I never have a dull moment, especially when
she comes to visit me.
For example, recently, the five living former presidents came to
College Station. Crazy, right?!? It’s not every day you get to be a
few feet from five presidents stuck in the Bush Library joking
around with Secret Service! But, excitingly, that's exactly what
happened with my mom and me. We happened to be there, watching
secret service pull together the motorcade for the five presidents
to be transported to Reed Arena for the Hurricane Harvey benefit
event hosted at Texas A&M. There were snipers on top of the
buildings and police officers and secret service everywhere. We
were also stuck with a few other individuals who were carefully
watching how someone's life (in this case, the presidents') can be
so organized but, yet, so stressful. As everyone carefully watched
the presidents, I watched my mom be as happy as I ever had seen her
in our years together.
Although this moment was for the presidents, I consider it OUR
moment. It was so cool to actually see five living presidents, but
it was so cool to experience this with my mom. This lady never lets
anything slide, has always been an educator and always has
supported me and my education. I am forever grateful that she has
provided me the opportunity to go to A&M, even in the moments I
feel as if life is tumbling down. Experiences such as seeing five
presidents really doesn’t happen much, but I appreciate that my mom
has really supported me in going to a school that gives so many
opportunities. Thanks and Gig’ em, Mom!