So, like many of you who read Welcome to College Freshmen, I will be heading into the unknown this fall: Freshman year. Of course I am very excited, but there are also some aspects of college life that scare me.
1. LDR (Long Distance Relationship): I will be heading off to a large university while my boyfriend stays at home going to a community college. We are definitely in love and want to be able to survive this transition sans-breakup, but with having such busy schedules and different experiences, we both know that there is a chance that we might not hold it together.
2. Small town girl goes city: I live in the consummate two-stoplight town. Now I have never been one to be afraid of change, but I do wonder how I will sleep at night with the sound of sirens in the background instead of crickets.
3. The Freshman 15: My mom is a personal trainer and yoga instructor so keeping fit has always been a priority for me. However I worry that my busier schedule, combined with the loss of my mom’s encouraging presence, will take a toll on my waistline.
4. Money, money, money: Being a poor college student is not at all uncommon, but it will definitely be a transition. For the first time in my life, I will have to worry about finding and holding a job, paying off loans, and not using my parents’ credit card every time I eat out.
5. Dorm Life: I am lucky in that one of my best friends is attending the same college as me and that we have the option of rooming together. I’m looking forward to having the comradeship (and math homework help!) that will come with having a roommate. On the flip side, I am an only child and need my quiet “alone” time. I’m not quite sure that that is even an option in a dorm with sixty girls to a hall.
6. The Social Scene: Going to college with a bunch of people you know, including two of your closest friends, is reassuring, but it is also a bit scary. This experience could bring us closer together or drive an unforgivable wedge between us. That future is uncertain.
7. Motivation: As a second semester senior, I, like many of you, have come down with the dreaded Senioritis. What if this infectious disease carries over into next fall? What if I flunk all of my classes and lose my scholarships and end up living at home with my parents until I’m 40??
8. My closet: My high school style has been less than stylish and I want to give myself a whole new pallet to work with for next year. I am just afraid of choosing the wrong gear.
What do you think? Are there any fears that you would add or take away? Comment below!
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