Heyyyyy...I liked Jumanji
And I'm gunning for Harvard because the prestige IS appealing to me. But mainly, since it is a very high standard, it is one that I wish to judge myself by. I am the type of person that strives to be the best. And S1 of FR years happened for many different reasons: personal issues, college adjustment, etc.
I am not an URM. White Irish kid from Indiana. Not exactly gonna get a break in that department. By no means am I being arrogant though...I realize 175+ is just a goal. I am not saying I WILL get that, I'm saying I believe I CAN. I really appreciate all this advice. I've been working my ass off for the past month. I did not take school seriously at all last semester. With the level of work I've been doing, and the VAST changes I've made in my life as of late, straight A's are completely and utterly achievable, no doubt in my mind. Not arrogance, confidence. I pulled up 3 B-'s to A's and a D to a C range. I should have between a 3.2 and 3.4 this semester. Next semester, I'll get off to a hot start and won't look back.
I am gonna shoot for the stars. Maybe I'll come up with the prize.