My first semester as a full-time student at Belmont was amazing!
First, I want to start off by talking about my previous experience with school... My High School years were not the best and in fact I barley graduated. I spent every summer in summer school, I rarely earned a passing grade in any class, and most days I would just go to school and goof off. After that, I attempted the community college thing which did not go too well since I didn't really learn much in High School. This is about the time I decided to join the Navy. I spent my time in the Military catching up on what I robbed myself of during High School and slowly started taking classes again.
Fast forward 5 years and I am living in Nashville as a full time student and not failing. My first semester at Belmont was also my first semester at a University, which was slightly terrifying. Also, my course load was larger than any other time I attempted college. I genuinely did not think I was going to make it through this semester, but there are somethings that I have realized during this time. One, college is difficult but the more time you put into it the easier it is. Two, it is much easier as an adult who actually gives a shit. Three, and similar to what I learned in the Navy, if you show up on time, do what is expected of you, and don't act like a disrespectful, ignorant fool you will probably have a decent time.
College is so much easier now that I actually want to attend; I actually enjoying being a student. Quite frankly, it is a lot easier than most of my previous experiences.
For the first time in my life, I have earned all A's and B's and it feels great. On top of that, I've met some AMAZING and very inspirational people. It really surprised me how positive and supportive some of these strangers were in comparison to those I encountered in the past. Because of them and the creative environment I have been surrounded with, I have grown so much as a person and a photographer...
Overall, my first semester has been a positive one and I am thankful for the growth, friends, and connections I have made.
Until next time, Belmont.