Naked Journal #1: Expect the Unexpected [9/4/2012]

If someone asked you 5 years ago where you would be in 5 years, would you be right? This question alone is crucial to goal setting. Freshman year my instructor has us list our college expectations in order to anticipate any pitfalls during our journey. Going on to 5 years later, I can honestly say that I stuck true to my goals and expectations for myself. Check them out and feel free to use this template for yourself, mentee, or anyone that may find it  useful.

I look forward to releasing more of my old content as soon as my MacBook gets fixed.

 

Oluseun “Sean” Arowolaju

Sylvia Puente

GS 101 Naked Roommate Assign – Expect the Unexpected

September 4, 2012

 

Naked Self-Exam One

6 – know what life will be like in college.

8 – My expectations come from reliable sources.

10 – I make friends very quickly, make fast in college.

1 – girlfriend will stay girlfriend in college.

5 – Confident in good grades in college like high school

3 – I have no idea how I’ll find my place in college.

6 – I know where I’ll find my place in college.

2 – I don’t know what it means to “find my place” in college.

6 – Time management freaks me out.

1 – Afraid of getting lost on campus.

10 – I am completely comfortable being exactly who I am.

6 – Excited to become someone different in college.

4 – My parents are clueless about life in college.

10 – I’m worried about mu parents being too involved in the choices I make.

3 – I plan to talk to my parents several times a day.

4 – I’m concerned about getting homesick.

5 – I would rather text someone about a problem instead of talking about it.

 

Naked Exercise #1

(Majors, Grades, Professors, Graduation, Etc.)

I expect to get tutoring in fields that I struggle because I will need it.

My source: High school counselor and Illini Alumni

Is this a reliable source? Yes

 

I expect to make friends with all of my professors and TA’s to make things easier.

My source: Career guider.

Is this a reliable source? Yes

 

I expect to graduate with a Masters degree in 5-6 years.

My source: Academic Advisor

Is this a reliable source? Yes

 

I expect to work hard to achieve and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA

My source: Academic Advisor

Is this a reliable source? Yes

 

(Friends, Dating, Relationships, Sex Souvenirs, Etc.)

I expect to stay way from relationships and to focus on school.

My source: Parents

Is this a reliable source? Yes

 

I expect to network and make new friends to assist me in my college experiences.

My source: Current college upperclassmen.

Is this a reliable source? Yes.

 

I expect to surround myself only with people with positive influences on me.

My source: Parents.

Is this a reliable source? Yes.

 

(Good Times, Bad Times, Homesickness, Etc.)

I expect to have fun and enjoy the years of college that I have.

My source: High school teacher.

Is this a reliable source? Yes

 

I expect to visit home occasionally to visit family.

My source: Aunt and Uncle

Is this a reliable source? Yes

 

I expect to always have fun and never do any work and still pass.

My source: Van Wilder

Is this a reliable source? No

 

I expect to overcome struggles with God and loved ones.

My source: Pastor.

Is this a reliable source? Yes

 

Naked Journal #1: Your Naked Imagination.

As I enter the year 2016 and I am about to graduate, I look back and see a trail of success brought by hard work and dedication. I had a lot of fun but only when I had time to had fun. I did my work for the most part and occasionally went to some parties. I achieved my goal of maintain a 3.0+ GPA and I am enrolling in graduate school in the fall. Freshman I set a strong foundation for myself and for the next 3 years I have just been building on it. My friends and family really helped me out. With out them, I don’t know where I would be at right now. In my times of need a struggle, they were there to comfort me and keep me pushing. Sometimes I did not want to study or do homework but my roommate would continue to motivate me. Sometimes I did not want to go to practice but my teammates where always there to keep my head up. Because of this I achieved the goals I set for my self 4 years ago. For that I am now graduating.

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