Since the start of this school year, I have made a serious endeavor to improve my work ethic. From this effort my GPA is increasing and my study habits are becoming much better. Though, after not performing up to my ability for three years, my GPA is unable to show the change that I have undergone since the start of the year. I have matured and am determined to try to reduce the damage of my past actions. With my new insight on why I have to work to my full ability, I have vowed never to regress back into the slacker I once was. As I look back, I feel that it was my incapability to choose my classes that led to my lack of interest in classes, which only fed my desire to socialize instead of work. I prefer to follow my own interests and am very excited to be able choose my own schedule in college. While I realize that college will be considerably more demanding then high school will ever be, I have found that it is significantly easier to study for a subject that I have an interest in.
Equally, I know that as long as I am in school I will be required to take mandatory classes, which I may be less then thrilled to take. Nevertheless, with my new view on what I must do to succeed, I will not let these classes ruin my goals of achieving my college degree. Besides, these classes will help make me a well rounded person, which will help me in my future life.
I know that I will take pleasure in the independence of life away from home by the fostering of future friendships will only add to this experience. I know that the classes will be demanding, but I am willing to do what it takes to arrive at my future goals. I guarantee you that I have the potential. I am a changed person, hopeful that my past irresponsibility will not have a permanent consequence on my future.