Time goes by quickly, too fast sometimes and with it comes changes. I am very much the type of person that struggles through having to do things differently. It is not because I like to do the same old things, but because changes interfere with my plans. Two changes I have gone through were my life in high school and my life in college. Since I started college everything seems unclear to me. I still cannot get used to the idea that I have grown. I have problems readapting from one place to the other, especially if the place is completely new to me. These two places are pretty much alike; but they are also different.
For instance, they are both founded with the same purpose of educating young adults. They are both educational places. High school prepares you to move on to college. College prepares you to get a career.
High school teaches us the skills to become good readers, good listeners and good note takers. College does the same but it also teaches us how to apply it to our lives. When I attended high school I did all the things I now do in college, but on a different level. Now as before I have to get up, get ready and listen to my teachers. I have to be attentive, cooperative and dedicated. I might have to do many of the same things but college is much more harder.
When I attended high school I learned a lot of things. Computers, math, English, science, history, it was a full schedule. School opened at 8:00 a.m. and closed at 2:00 p.m. After school I always found time to go out with friends and then do my homework. I liked going to high school. When I missed one day of school I was confused for that entire day. In high school the work was easy. We had simple quizzes, undemanding homework and caring teachers. I found many sweet, responsible teachers that took from their own lunchtime to help me with any question I had. My high school teachers did not have offices where we could go and talk to them. When we really needed them, they took their lunch hours or came earlier the next day to help us.
Now that I am attending college I also learn a lot of things. My schedule is flexible and we have to do many of the same things I used to do while in high school. In college things get difficult. The homework is more, our quizzes are more intense and our classes are longer. Teachers have their own offices times for us to make appointments. My schedule is flexible because I get to start classes at different times every day, that is the only thing I like about college. Some days I have my first class at 8:45 a.m. and some days I have my first class at 10:55 a.m. Some days my last class ends at 2:00 p.m. and some days my last class ends at 4:00 p.m. I hardly have time to go out now. It is not because I study a lot, because I rarely do, but because homework is more complex. I hardly spend time with my friends anymore and when I do then I have to come home and do my long and difficult homework. Now instead of going to school everyday I sometimes stay home. Missing classes does not make me feel out of range like it did back in high school though. When I don't go to school now, I still have a normal day.
College might be difficult, however it is what I need to succeed. Changes are difficult too, but that's how the world evolves around, by changing. High school helped me to advance form one stage to the other. College has also helped me on this and it has also teach me new strategies to success.