In the past year, my first years as a college student, there have been lot of challenges, difficulties, and specially lot of new knowledge on the academic side. Both semesters where full of tests, works and presentations, however, all the new elements that now I can use, make me feel that all the effort has starting to pay off. This is the reason why now, at the end of the second semester, I’m starting to feeling confidence about the election of the Psychology career as the best options without any doubt.
At the beginning of 2009, the first weeks in the University where like an adaptation time, all the freshmen where trying to understand the new system, new teachers, new spaces, and specially, new teachers. On the first semester, we have six subjects, but only one (Psychology I) was fully related with the career! That situation makes me feel a little bit anxious about when I’m able to known truly the matters of this discipline. However, there were a couple of subjects like Social anthropology and Methodology of the social research that were very useful, The first one, gave me a new perspective about the human behavior; and the second one, taught me lot of skills in what involves the social research (a very important thing in my future work as psychologist).
By august, the first semester was over, and luckily I pass all the subjects, without forgetting that I just pass Social History with a poor 4,0! So everything was starting from scratch, and six new subjects started. Now I had the majority of them directly involve with the psychological issues, and for that reason I was very excited, however, as the semester was passing, the difficulty grew… the texts have more pages, the essays multiplied, and we have tests all the week. But this is what I wanted, this is what I expected the first semester, so I have to enjoy as much as I could.
Doing this fast travel through my first year of psychology I can noted that despite of all the difficulties and effort that I make, all the new knowledge that I’ve reached only in one year worth it. For that reason, now, at the end of the second semester besides that I feel tired, I have all the energy to keep learning the interesting things that the next years are going to show me in the way to become a psychologist.