A Letter To Myself Right Before Freshman Year
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A Letter To Myself Right Before Freshman Year

A brief note to myself from a year ago, shortly before college

A Letter To Myself Right Before Freshman Year

Hi, you!

It's your future self! It's been almost a year since you left to go to college and WOW, you have changed a lot! You have grown up so much, started to find yourself as a person and have learned so much about life.

Moving to college is terrifying. You'll be terrified, but so is everyone else. In fact, if they aren't scared, that is probably a reason of concern. Don't let that fear limit you in any way. In this new chapter of your life, realize that the slate is completely and utterly clean. College is the time to find yourself, to be bold and to become the person you have always wanted with no limits or preconceived notions that others may hold about you. At the end of the day, just be the most authentic version of you and you will succeed.

The people who you should actually seek out to be your friends are the people in your life who appreciate you and genuinely love spending time with you. Don't worry or waste your time on people who only care when it is beneficial for their personal gain or when the timing suits them. Befriend the people who make you feel warm, welcomed and cared for. Anyone who leaves you behind in your time of need is not worth neither your time nor your effort at a friendship.

As soon as you move away, you'll realized that not living with your family results in a changed relationship. The phone calls with your mom will actually be meaningful conversations about life and yourself instead of the menial task-related conversations of old. You'll realize that distance does make the heart grow fonder and that seeing your family and friends after long stints away is magical. But, at the end of the day, fart jokes will still be funny as some things never change with your family.

Lastly, when you move away, you will find freedom. But, I'm not going to tell you what "freedom" is- you'll have a year to figure that out.

Good luck! (You'll be fine, don't worry.)

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