Like the old girl scout song goes, make new friends but keep the old. When you hit college you are surrounded by all of these new people, all of these new things and all of these new ideas, and to be honest it scares me almost every day. I mean what if I make the wrong decision, pick the wrong major, do the wrong thing and it haunts me forever! I mean everyone says today is the day, or people stress the importance of college, and honestly all of this stuff just freaks me out so much! I stress and worry, and I weigh every decision until I have over thought it so much that it causes me to change my mind about 20 times.
So here it is, step back, it is just college and you will make it through it. Step back and relax, take some time for yourself and do what you want to do. Go for a walk, for a jog, take a break and watch TV or play a game. Go hang out with friends or with family if you want, or even just call an old friend and catch up.
So yeah, this is college, its important and it will help to shape your future, but don’t let it take over, don’t let it take control and drag you down into a place that you no longer recognize yourself. Don’t let your college experience shape you, shape your college experience and take hold of what it is you want to do.
Also, understand that a lot of people are in the same boat as you, and I mean a lot. Don’t let people full, most of the time no one knows what they are doing, many of us are just flying by the seat of our pants and hoping that we don’t mess anything up to badly. People are rarely one hundred percent sure of anything really. So its okay to be on the fence about it all, and its even okay to be nervous about the fact that you are still on the fence. We are all human, we do not know what is coming next, we are all just guessing and then letting the world take us where it wants.
So just chill out it will all be okay, its going to work its self out. So what if you want to switch your major, do it! So what if you think you just failed a test, we have all been there! So what if you are overloaded with homework and you are not sure you will ever make it through, you will find a way! There is an end to every tunnel, eventually you are going to come out the other side, just make sure that when you get to that other side you still like yourself.
As my final piece of advice to you all, for my final “do” while you are in college, its keep calm and keep moving, because you are bound to get through the dark times and to the other side of that tunnel.