College is much harder than I was expecting. And by "much" I mean, it's a lot harder than I was expecting. Classes are (sometimes) interesting and the professors are pretty cool but the TESTS! Oh those tests... make the whole learning experience that much harder. And the tests aren't even that long, usually 40-100 questions, but it's simply the material and the way the teachers attempt to apply that material. So extremely difficult...
BUT as quoted in Galaxy Quest: Never give up, Never surrender.
And as quoted by someone at a devotional here: Exceed your own expectations.
I have learned that while these classes and tests may be difficult and extremely stressful, it can't last forever. I know I'll benefit from them. And I have a fantastic family and great friends who help me through them :)
the last two weeks had been very difficult for me academic-wise. i received a letter from a friend on a mission who continued to share his even harder times he was having while out there and he shared this scripture with me that helped me tons --> Alma 7:11-13 :)
(i also recommend reading the praises of david in psalms when feeling down. they're the best!)