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1 Sarah Bailey ENG 105 N3 02/10/2018 Learning the Hard Way: An Unsuccessful College Story Almost nothing in life goes the way it is suppose to. We can plan everything out to the smallest details, but at the end of the day it is completely life happens however it wants to. I had a plan as a senior in college. The plan was simple; go to Hofstra University in Long Island NY, graduate by 22, married by 23, and have my first kid by 24. It was that simple, or so I thought. I did make it to Hofstra University in August 2001. This was the beginning of a whole new life, uncharted territory and no one to tell me what I could and could not do. I felt that there was no need to follow anyone’s rules but my own. A combination of missing classes, partying all night and sleeping all day, were some of the things that contributed to me failing my first semester of college, beginning a downward spiral of mistakes than took many years to correct. From the beginning, I stayed up late, slept in late and missed classes from the start. When I started college, I thought that if I took early morning classes, I would be able to have the rest of the afternoon free to do whatever I wanted. I did not realize that everyone else did the opposite and had their classes in the afternoon and got to sleep in first. I was so focused on hanging out with my boyfriend, Anson, who lived three doors down from my dorm room. I got along really well with his roommates and so my friends and I would party with them all the time. We didn’t have to drive anywhere, so we partied almost every night that first semester. While my friends made it to their classes, I was sleeping through them.
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2 Missing classes started out with one a week and only missing the very early morning class that started at eight am. I would try really hard to not hang out with friends and not do
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