Overconfident and unstructured,
Never having been pushed to my limit,
Thinking about my potential future,
And all that came with it.
On the rocks within a course in which I had it all,
Due to a lack of diligence heeding my teachers call,
Drowning in unsanctioned fear,
Finding out I must repeat it all.
Lost within a moment of despair,
Worrying whether life is fair,
Only to conclude that this is college,
A grown up’s affair.
Picking myself up from that moment,
I looked into tempering my components,
Setting my goals ever higher,
I plunged back in with renewed desire.
Fighting and studying to stay ahead,
It took me two semesters to get adjusted,
But using my past mistakes as a template,
I molded my mind into a new way of thinking.
I could do all which I had done before,
As long as I made time to study some more,
Different classes brought various difficulties,
But as long as I know my abilities,
I could perform well, and undertake any mission.