This is the time of year when first year college students start getting overwhelmed. Exam's are coming up and it seems like everybody else is completely prepared and organized at all times. But that's not true.No matter what year in college you are, or what it looks like, everyone's feeling overwhelmed. Nobody's prepared. This can be a comforting fact but it can also be unnerving. Will I ever be prepared? Before you ask yourself that question think about what being prepared means to you.
What most people THINK being prepared means: "prepared people spend hours organizing themselves every night, never miss a class, go to all of the office hours, have been emailing with professors over the summer, took classes over the summer..." blah blah blah. This may seem over-exagerated, slightly, but the notion of being prepared seems so unattainable because people make it seem unattainable.
No body knows what college is going to be like. It doesn't matter if you perfected your studying technique or were always a social butterfly in high school, college is going to be different. Scary different, maybe, but also an amazing different, an exciting different. Don't spend all your time worrying about being prepared for classes or for meeting new friends, just enjoy it. Try new things, meet to people, be open to new experiences, but stay true to yourself.
Learn from your new experiences and allow college to be more than just school work or parties.
In honor of today being my official 1 month since move-in day I wanted to share some pictures of these past four weeks.