College Pressures Essay

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My Pressures as a College Student The choice to further my education was the best decision I could have ever made. However, there are many pressures associated with being a college student. Three pressures that I experience as a college student are academic responsibility, limiting my social life to focus on current tasks, and being the parent of a toddler. I have had to find a balance between all three. I have to always keep in mind that the pursuit of a college degree will improve life for me and my son. Academic responsibility and the pressure associated with maintaining can be very overwhelming. Many nights are spent studying late into the early morning and completing assignments. I am required to maintain sufficient grades. My financial aid is contingent upon me meeting the required guidelines and earning a minimum 2.0 grade point average. I also have to attend classes as scheduled. The standards alone make academic responsibility a very overwhelming pressure for me. Being the mother of a toddler and a full time student requires a lot great deal of time management. A typical day for me starts at 8:00 am. I have to prepare myself for work and my son for childcare. I also have to allocate quality time for my son regardless of my busy schedule. I have to maintain his doctor visits and other appointments while also catching up on my class work. Meditation is my way of balancing the pressures of being a mother and a full time student. My social life before college was very active. Limiting my social life to accommodate school is very challenging. I enjoy entertaining friends and family. I am no longer able to attend the movies as frequently as I normally would. I have had to limit the outings with my son to make sure that I can complete assignments in a timely manner. Even though I have had to limit my social life, I strongly believe that it is all

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