The thing about college is that you have to know what you want right away because if you don’t, you’re opportunity will be gone in a second. My first day at my community college was in a way nostalgia, but yet a disaster. When I first got to the place, everyone was all over the place. I had to get my list of classes from one side of the college, only to try and go to another part of the college just to register.
As for registration, you would think that you’ll be on line for just one hour and you’re gone. Wrong. Not only was I on line for maybe four to five hours, but I didn’t get the course that I wanted for the time I’ve requested. I had to cross my fingers in hopes that someone would change their minds so I could take their spot. When I go to the office to give in my manuscript, they’ve told me that I had to pay for a registration fee or else I will have to miss this semester. I’ve spent the entire day in my community college doing less of what I’ve really wanted to do and I have to come up with the money for the registration. So I’d hoped for a better day tomorrow.
Day two arrives and it’s just as bad and crowded as before. As I sat in front of the school trying to figure out how I can come up with the money, a friend of mine who lived a few blocks from the college right on the spot offered me the money. It was like a sign for me to be in college. So I thanked him and ran into the school. As I got there, I saw a familiar group of people sitting at the table in the cafeteria. Come to find out, it was my old buddies from high school. So I felt a little more comfortable.
After everything was paid, I had went to try my luck and to see if that class that I’d wanted would be available and right at that second, it became available. So I took it in a heartbeat. Boy was my second day a hundred times better than the first. For those who have the ‘first day of community college’ jitters (or any college), just remember, everyday it gets easier.