So now that you’ve decided on Penn State, or even if you haven’t made up your mind yet, there is one thing you’ve probably thought about: You’re about to move out of your house, leave your family and friends, and walk into a whole new environment.
If that sounds terrifying to you, don’t worry because you’re not alone. I remember being in your shoes at this time last year. While I was so excited to move on and start a new chapter, I was also terrified because I didn’t think that I could live on my own. I’m not going to lie to you, this will be one of the hardest transitions that you’re about to make. I think my roommate and I cried collectively five times during our first week of college.
But after we got acclimated, started becoming busy with school work, and got involved in different activities we realized that not everything was as scary as it seemed. I don’t have all of the answers. Sometimes I get on the wrong bus, have to call my mom and ask her how to handle a situation, or leave my room a mess for days.
I know that this is a lot of responsibility you’re about to take on; they don’t call choosing a college a big decision for nothing. But I promise that if you think you can; your parents think you can; and your friends think you can then 90% of the time that’s pretty accurate. There’s going to be a few bumps in the road, but if you take a deep breath and trust your instincts then it won’t be anything you can’t handle.