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As the date of graduation slowly approaches my mind constantly replays my first semester at Montgomery College. The bitter-sweet transition into adulthood, a new presence of independence, and a semester of figuring myself out. Since Fall 2014 I have changed my major several times, I’ve  been more active in my community and academia, and this new feeling of self-awareness are all things that I have learned over the semester at Montgomery College. But I have to admit, I was apprehensive. Community college was something rare to me and unheard of. Honestly, I have never heard of “Montgomery College” until I moved to the area. So I was unsure what the difference would be between a four-year and a two-year college.

To this day I still remember the professors who made an impression on me that fall. From Professor McNelis who never failed to make COMM 108 enjoyable, to Professor Hare who never failed to share his unconditional love of his grandkids in my ENGL 101 and 102 course. The values and personality that each professor brought to the classroom eased my freshman burden semester by semester. And to this day, I honestly believe I made no mistake in choosing Montgomery College.

As the semesters progressed from fall to spring and my course load increased, I made a new clique of friends who not only helped me with this transition but also motivated me to become more active on campus. It is true that the genesis of networking starts in college. And the friends you make will last a lifetime.

So, all in all, how will this help me in the “real world”? For one, I now accepted that procrastination will be my downfall and started to plan things in advance. I have a new found love for calendars and syllabi. Secondly, multi-tasking; trying to balance my academic, work, and community activities, I have learned to say “no”. People often have a negative view of the word “no” and look at me weird when I say that the word brings me a sense of not self-worth but also empowerment and a new sense of self-awareness. By saying no, I am releasing my burden. My life has honestly been a balancing act with trying to keep up with school, friends, family, work, and everything in between, I constantly strive to please everyone and do everything under the sun. By saying “no” to certain things I establish that I cannot accomplish everything on my own. Also, it holds me accountable for my priorities unveiling my morals and values. So yes, come May I believe I will be prepared for the real world.

 

As always, have a great weekend and spread some positivity.

Blue

Blue

"The Glass Castle" taught me about enjoying simplicity and the true value of objects. "The Great Gatsby" shed light on money, success, greed, and friendship. And "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" conveyed the morbidity of how inevitable fate is.
My name is KeAndre Blue, but Blue is my preferred name. I adore books and I am from Bristol, England. I have been living in the United States for seven years. I have had the blessing to travel a lot during my younger years of childhood which has open my mind to different cultures, environments, and how truly magnificent the world is.
My siblings are my pride and joy. And my pet, Kohta, who's restlessness makes my day. I consider myself a free spirit who thrives on spontaneity and conquers adversity. In my down time I am either reading a book or writing poetry. But when the weekend comes, I am out with friends attending a concert, camping, taking random road trips, or occasionally visiting the museum.
I have a strong relationship with pizza, and will spend more money on food than on clothes without a second thought. I enjoy yoga and running and my music interests are mainly deep house, indie, and jazz. My main goal in life is to gain more than five hours of sleep see if I can survive on pizza alone.
I am currently pursuing my associates degree in Communication Studies and will hopefully graduate in the fall of 2017.
With all of that being said, I hope you guys enjoy my posts. And if you see me on campus say “Hello”, I would love to meet you all.

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  1. This is a great post Blu! It has been a pleasure having you as a student blogger for the past two years! I can see not only your personal growth, but also your writing style and confidence had increased. Thanks for the shout out to the professors who made a difference in your life. There are always 1-2 that students remember in particular. It sounds like MC was the right choice for you and one that satisfied your goals, both academically and intellectually (and socially as well) in preparing you for the ‘real world’. Best of luck!

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