To the Graduating High School Senior Attending College In The Fall
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To the Graduating High School Senior Attending College In The Fall

College isn't as scary as you may think

To the Graduating High School Senior Attending College In The Fall

So you're graduating from high school…congratulations, you've made it through the four easiest years of your life! (I'm kidding, but only partially).

But in all reality, high school is nothing compared to what you will face during your college years and the rest of your life and I mean this in the most positive way possible.

Perhaps you're excited to move out and on, or perhaps you're nervous about this new stage in your life.

Regardless of your point of view, allow me to offer you one sentence of advice and reassurance: college is not as scary, or as incredibly spectacular, as you may think it is. It really is just another stage in life that must be endured to move on to the next.

Sure, you'll be exposed to new things (i.e. living on your own, new classes, and so forth), however, think of one situation where you entered a new stage of life where you weren't exposed to something that you weren't used to.

When you began your school experience in preschool, you were exposed to the concept of a classroom and the learning process.

When entering middle school, you got to experience lockers and classroom changes for the first time.

When you began driving, you were unsure if you would ever not get the jitters when sitting behind the wheel all by yourself in your car and cruising down the road, but now you drive without constant nervousness.

When you got your first job, you had to learn how to practice the trade of whatever occupation you were hired in.

My point in including such examples? To prove one thing: we have all had to be exposed to new things in our lives, which we have overcome and adapted to. College is just another one of these situations and is, therefore, nothing to fear.

Sure, there can and will be challenges-- getting used to a new schedule, navigating a new atmosphere (aka the campus on which you will be living for the next however many years), meeting new people, and experiencing different classes and subjects, but it is nothing that you can't and won't adapt to. Just as the chameleon adapts and camouflages himself to his different surroundings, you too will adjust to college life and eventually blend right in.

After a while, you will become so used to college life, that before you know it, it too will come to an end, and you will once again move on to a new stage in life that you must adjust to and learn to live with: a new job, a new location, a new lifestyle, and et cetera.

Your college years will fly by in the blink of an eye. You will adapt and conquer regardless of what your thoughts are towards college at the moment whether they be fear, dread, excitement, and so forth. So enjoy your summer, and no stressing about your first semester beginning in the fall...okay?

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