My name is Abbey and I'm currently a college freshman at College of Staten Island. I'm a first generation African American young adult. I don't want to say adult because I personally don't feel as though I've experienced life enough to say I'm a full fledge adult. Just because the law states that I am an adult it dictates nothing of my maturity.
I'm majoring in Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience and Business Management. Yes, I know it's a lot, but at the end of it all it will work out. As a first generation student it's hard not to go all out especially with your family constantly breathing down your neck like a pack of hungry wolves waiting for you to stumble. And when you do stumble they pounce on you and point out every single flaw you have. I can't necessarily blame them to be honest as I can understand their anxiety, but they do make my own even worst.
Anyway, I'm new to The Odyssey and I hope that other first timer college students who's experiencing my stresses and joys can relate to me. I know that not everyone reading this will be a first generation and even if you are not I sincerely hope I can help you in any given way. And if I don't end up helping you, I'm sorry, but I did say as to whom my works are going to be geared to.
Just as a briefer, let it be known that I am very opinionated, however I'm not ignorant so I will consider your side of the spectrum if you comment your thoughts. I'm a bit quirky and weird, but loyal to a fault. So thanks for reading and I hope to take you on this great exodus for (hopefully) the next four years.