On the Road to College

What obstacles have you overcome in your pursuit of admittance into the University of Alabama?

If time is money, then I am broke. My typical week involves a packed schedule from Monday to Friday with little free time between school, football practice, homework, and my commute from Murfreesboro to Nashville. I spend around 2.5 hours a day driving to and from school, a total of 12.5 hours a week or 450 hours a year. While driving certainly takes up much of my time, it has taught me valuable lessons I would have never learned otherwise.

I am not a morning person. My alarm sounds promptly at 5:15 every weekday, and by now I have learned to deal with it. However, when I started driving sophomore year, every morning seemed like a struggle to pull myself from my bed’s warm grasp. Because I was driving, I was not able to reassure myself each morning I only had to make it to my mom’s 2003 Honda Odyssey, where I would be assured a quiet nap on my trip to school. I learned to manage my time so that I could drive without getting drowsy and therefore putting others’ lives in danger. Through this, I realized the absolute importance of time management. At first, driving on a monotonous road for a long period of time was complete boredom. However, I soon learned to make the best out of my ample amount of free time by using this time to...

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