At each stage of our lives, we all have to make some crucial decisions for our future. In my junior year here at Feng Chia University, I decided to prepare for graduate school. The field which I chose was civil engineering.
Because my college major is finance, I faced lots of trouble initially. For example, I had forgotten how to solve some basic physics problems. Therefore, I made a crazy decision; I gave up all my department courses in my junior year and took courses only in civil engineering. Fortunately, I had already passed all of my department courses, so I would have enough credits to graduate.
Hence, I could put all my energy to my study of civil engineering and didn’t have to worry about how well I did. When my junior year ended, I started to study at the library for at least 9 hours each day with only a half-hour nap in the afternoon. In addition, I replaced my “smart” cell phone with an old-fashioned “dumb” phone so that I wouldn’t be tempted to play with it all the time; I wanted to concentrate on my studies.
Whenever things were not going well, I always tried to stay positive, and not give up. I told myself that I was good enough to be accepted by the top schools in the country, and that belief helped me succeed.
Now that I have conquered this huge challenge, I realize that I have become more mature. I am not the lazy guy who always used to complain about how hard things were or how tired I was. I have learned how to endure pressure and resist temptation.
The most important thing is that I really appreciate the people who helped me along the way. I thank all of you!