It’s almost time for the fall semester to start again. I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things, but the other day I met a girl who was nervous about starting her Freshman year. I started thinking back to when I was just about to start my Freshman year and remembered how nervous I had been that summer too. I’m sure there are many out there about to start college for the first time that have the same fears. You are not sure what to expect from college, and for some it is the first time you will be on your own. The one thing I want to say about it is:
Don’t be nervous or scared about college.
Before you know it the first day of classes will be over with. Then the first week. Then a month. By then you’ve started to get the swing of things, have made some great new friends, and are discovering new places in town to go to. The next thing you know midterms have passed and Finals are just around the corner. Then the first semester is done with faster then you would have thought and you are sad to say goodbye to it all. Don’t forget you are not alone, and there are many just like you who have the same thoughts and feelings. Try not to be nervous, but become excited instead!
Every summer I travel to Dallas to visit my best friend who has been living there for the past four years. I’ve just returned from my trip this year after spending almost three weeks with her and her family. The main focus of this trip was celebrating the high school graduation of her younger brother. Naturally, many of her relatives from out of town came to visit and stay for the celebration. One of things that happens whenever you meet new people, or even when you are seeing family again after a couple of years, is that they will always ask you, “What are you doing with your life?”
This is always a daunting question, and you always want to make sure that your answer sounds good. Sometimes people know exactly what they are doing and where they are going with no hesitation. For example, I am on the path to graduate with a degree in graphic design and minor in CIS. I’ve been perusing this dream since my freshman year of college, and I can’t imagine changing that now. However, it’s not always easy to decide what you are going to do with your life. Many people start college undecided in their major, or end up changing their major a couple of times.
So now, I want to ask you guys that read this blog and are interested in or already going to WT:
“What are you doing with your life?”
It doesn’t matter if you have a plan set in stone or you’re still undecided in your future, let us know!