I know you've probably read hundreds of these and I know you're probably tired of reading them. I know you probably want to be home right now spending time with your friends and family, but you're at college away from comfort. I know that you might think that your worthless, you don't matter, that nobody cares about you, and that everything is pointless.
You're wrong. You are worthy, you do matter, a lot of people care about you, and there is a point to everything. Everything happens for a reason and just because you're struggling now doesn't mean that you'll struggle forever. You won't struggle forever, and there is a light to the end of the tunnel.
College is tough and college gets rough. I know it because I've experienced it. I've experienced an ongoing struggle and I've experienced some of the worst times of my life in college. My lowest lows happened and all I can say is one thing that I've learned from it, is that it gets better. The times get higher and brighter.
It's about perseverance and not giving up. I don't give up. I can't give up after every failure I've endured, if I did then I wouldn't be in anything I am in today. Giving up to me is not an answer. I can't, it isn't in my blood.
I don't know why you're struggling. I don't know if it's because classes aren't going well, you just got dumped by someone who you were madly in love with, if you feel like you're constantly all alone in a room filled with people, or another reason. I can't say that I've been dumped before, but I have been rejected by guys and it sucks.
I can say that I've felt alone in a room filled with people numerous times, and I can say that I've struggled in classes while in college. I've persevered and pushed through these hard times and after every time, I've felt stronger. Life is all about pushing through the ugly times and getting stronger when it's over.
Pushing through these moments isn't easy, it never will be. As much you and I both want it to be easy, it just won't be. However, the reward is sweeter than sugar and it's the greatest thing in the world.
The reward is something that is so powerful and one of the greatest things that I cannot even explain how amazing it is in words. I know because it's happened to me before and it will happen to you. Struggling isn't fun, but it's only temporary. The reward lasts way longer than the struggle too, I promise that.
If you're anything like me, then you really rely on your friends when you're struggling. The friends that are there for me are the friends that I typically trust the most. The friends that pick me up when I am down are the friends that I have this high level of appreciation for. It inspires me to be a better friend not only to those specific people, but to everyone else in my life.
Right now, I am being a friend to you. I am here for you. Coffee/tea/whatever can be on in minutes and I will free up my schedule immediately for you. I will always be a shoulder to cry on, and I will always be the first person to make a terrible, but funny joke in attempt to make you laugh. You can rely on me because I won't let you down. I promise that.
To the person who is struggling, all I can say now is that it will be okay. I am here for you, and don't ever feel that you're alone because you're not. I have your back and I will always have your back.
A College Student Who Cares