In just one week from today, I will be all moved in to my new college dorm. Starting this new chapter of my life is very exciting for me. I am looking forward to meeting new people, living in a new place, learning interesting things, and experiencing a more free and independent lifestyle. But attached to these new and exciting experiences are worries and fears. Meeting thousands of new people is scary. Living in a new environment will be a big adjustment. It will take time to become comfortable and find my place in it before I can call it home. Though I am excited for my classes, I have no doubt that they will be the most challenging courses I have ever taken. More than ever, I feel pressured to make an amazing first impression, make friends, impress my professors, and become involved clubs, or else risk becoming lost and forgotten at this enormous university. Though I love rising to challenges, inside there is fear, doubt, and hesitation. Hopefully I will be able to conquer these feelings holding me back and remain true to myself, my goals, and my values.
My blogging schedule will be changing as I prepare to start school. After this week, I will only be posting 1-2 times per week. I will miss blogging “full time,” but I suppose blogging more sparingly will allow me to enjoy this hobby more.
To those of you who are also off to college, best of luck to you! If you share some of the same worries and fears as me, know you are not alone. Every other new college Freshman probably feels the same way right now! Oh well, I guess I’ll just embrace it: College, here I come!