Preparing for College

By: Samara Warren

Spring time is the best time for seniors to accept their offer to that special college and prepare themselves for the next step in their lives. Not only will they have to be academically prepared, but emotionally prepared, also. Leaving for college can be a scary thing to many people, especially those who get homesick very easily. College isn’t that scary as long as you surround yourself with the right people and mentally prepare yourself for it.

One of the best parts about moving into a new dorm at college is getting to decorate it. You have the option of making your room as comfortable as you would like, and hopefully that would ease your homesickness. If that doesn’t help, get out and get to know your roommates or the people on your floor. Making new friends can distract you from being sad about not being home, and you have a chance to surround yourself with delightful people. Ask some of the sophomores, juniors, or seniors at your new school if they had any problems, and what they did to fix them. Joining some different clubs, or attending the events they have going on at your college is a great way to ease your nerves. Getting involved is a great way to make new friends, distract yourself from getting homesick, and just loving the fact that you’re in college!

Everyone is going to have some kind of struggle when they go to college, but everyone is capable of getting through it. You have to remind yourself that you have already made it so far, and that this next step is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and life skills. College is where you learn how to be independent before life actually slaps you in the face.


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