If you told me 4 years ago that I would be studying in Ateneo, I would not have believed you. My whole family studied in De La Salle University, and most of my parent’s friends are from there too so I thought I would be going there as well. When studying for college entrance tests, I still beleived that I wanted to go to La Salle. But then, once all the results came out and I saw that I passed both Ateneo and La Salle, I had a small moment of questioning what if I don’t “want” to go to La Salle but instead feel obliged to because of my families history there. Then, I began to weigh the pros and cons of each school trying to figure out which school could I see myself excelling in. In the end, I felt that Ateneo was the best choice for me because I like the course I chose more, and the environment as well. I felt like the course could really help me achieve my goal, which is to put up my own business and hopefully be successful in it.
During high school, I would say my study habits were good. I always finished my assignments a few days before the due dates. I had extra curricular activities I needed to balance with my studies, and I was able to do so. I study for tests constantly and memorise anything I needed to memorise. But because of our situation of having online classes and not being able to meet face-to-face, I tend to become more sluggish and lazy to complete tasks as the environment is not the same as when in school. I had to adjust to this by pushing myself to study and make it a habit, as well as turn a part of my bedroom into a study area.
I would say I’m a little artistic and intrigued by the digital word and social media. That’s why I felt that this course was a mix of both my interests and the business world. This can help me develop further because technology has become a bigger part of people’s lives, so it would be great if I can make something from technology into a part of my business. This can help me get closer to my goal of starting my own company in the future.
I know I have many goals that I want to achieve, but I also take into account that it’s a long process which does not happen overnight. I want to be able to go on my own pace and gain fruitful lessons and experiences. As I start my first year in college, I know that I need to become more diligent, hard working and passionate about my aspirations in life because I know there will be many challenges I have to face considering the new environment and methods of taking class. I also know that I need to rest and try not to burn myself out to create constructive and rewarding outputs.