He did everything on his time regardless of deadlines. He limited how many schools each person could apply to and refused to send out recommendation letters and transcripts if he felt that I would definitely not get into a particular school. I argued with him every time I say him. I knew what colleges and universities I wanted to apply to and I really disliked that he brought down all of my hopes and dreams. I was very persistent until he finally agreed on 3 out of the 5 schools I wanted to apply to. Once the college process was over, I couldn't have been more happy to never see that man again!
Another hurdle I faced was leaving home. It was a bitter sweet situation because I was excited to be in a new environment, but I was timid and nervous about it at the same time. I was also really sad that I would be leaving all my high school friends and my family. My little sister was only 3 years old my freshman year. Leaving her hurt me the most because I wouldn't be around to see her all the time or to spend time with her.
When I moved on campus, at first, it was really lonely and depressing, but that was because the only people I knew were my suite mates. Once I made a few more friends on campus, started working and going to classes, everything fell into place. Slowly, I became more comfortable around campus and I stopped feeling alone. I also started to miss home a lot less. Now, about four years later, I occasionally go home so I can see my family and spend time with them and while i'm on campus, I do what I have to do and try to have fun as much as possible. Simply put, everything eventually falls into place once you keep working hard for what you want.