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I'm only Human

We recognize that every transfer students' experience is different, however, we know that many transfers face some of the same challenges as they transition into the university. This blog was created for transfers by transfers to share TIPS and insight on having the best semester you can at Texas A&M University.
    Posted on Monday, Dec 12, 2016
    Now, this can be taken two ways—it can be seen as being rather negative, as in I can only do so much. But it can also be taken positively, like I do! How I think about this phrase is that I’m only human in that:

    -I can only do so much.
    -I cannot be perfect.
    -I will make mistakes.
    -I will make positive change happen.

    And through these statements, I’m reminding myself that all I can ask of myself is that I’ve tried and that I’m doing what I can—it’s unrealistic to ask for anything more than what I can do because no one can be perfect at any part of their life—especially school.

    So, to get through until the end of the semester and make it through the home stretch, I will remind myself that “I’m only human.” I will go to class. I will study my notes. I will work on assignments. I will get enough sleep. I will make sure to eat balanced meals. I will make do what I can and that’s all I can ask of myself, because “I’m only human.”

    by Alex Cowan, College of Liberal Arts
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