Make it a point to look for good things like that in the situation when your plans are interrupted before or during your college experience.
Yes, it’s frustrating when plans we’ve had for months don’t work out the way that we wanted, but in the long run it may be better.
Through my own experience, though, I’ve learned some helpful lessons about dealing with the unexpected when it gets in the way of your college and life plans. When something really big and serious interrupts your perfect plan for the next four years, it’s really easy to fall into negativity.
It’s really easy to feel like nothing is going the way you want and everything is falling apart. No matter how important the moment seems, the future is always bigger.
So you’d hate to have life throw a wrench right in the middle of all of those plans. In early August I suddenly found myself in the hospital recovering from brain surgery – just ten days before I was supposed to leave for a study abroad semester in Ireland.
That’s definitely what I call throwing a wrench into things.It’s hard to submit to people getting things for us or helping us cut our food.I would suggest, though, that we honor our families and friends by giving them this opportunity to help us.Maybe taking a gap year will allow you to earn more money for college and have more opportunities once you get there.Maybe there’s a class that’s only offered every other semester (or year) which you’ll now be able to fit into your schedule. The point is that it’s no use crying over spilled milk.Difficulties pass, but your friends, family, and passions are most likely going to stick around for quite awhile. How could living through a problem like this help you somewhere down the road?Having brain surgery gave me more experiences to write about. If you’re anything like me, then you’ve been getting more and more independent over the past years and loving it.What happened is done, and there’s nothing you can do about it now.I spent far too long in the hospital dwelling on how things could have been instead of how they were.After all, without the darkness, we’d never be able to see the stars.While everything you learn in college is important, there are some teachings that may come in handy more so in life than, say, how to balance the most complicated chemistry equations.