Do you remember when you left middle school, entered high school, and it felt really awkward because you weren't exactly sure where to go or how to adjust? If you adored that feeling of confusion and mild stress, Congratulations!, freshmen year of college is exactly the same. If you are like me and move off to live at a college more than 3 hours away after spending the first 17 or 18 years of your life in the same, small town home, you potentially have a few hurdles coming up in your race of life. These obstacles may or may not include:
Not knowing how to cook your own food or do your laundry
SLEEPING THROUGH ALL 10 ALARMS YOU SET THE NIGHT BEFORE
Crying over the sheer amount of homework you have
Scheduling your own classes
and The struggle of not knowing what you want to do with your life and wanting to change your major 10 times.
These obstacles you will face, whether or not you currently have these problems or not is completely dependent on the person. Thankfully, you can find solace in knowing that there are positive aspects of moving away to college too. These include:
Having the freedom to go where you want to, when you want to(just know that sleep deprivation is a real thing)
Meeting an exorbitant amount of friendly people
Creating those close, lifelong friendships
Not worrying about whether or not what you wear is going to be judged, because we've all been there and we all understand the struggle
So even though the line of negatives is longer, I promise you that the positive aspects will consume much more of your life. College at South has taught me to have an open mind, an eager spirit, and a warm smile. With the right attitude, enough coffee, and solid organizational skills, you can succeed in whatever you choose to do!