snippet from Poh's Exciting Adventures
Poh's Exciting Adventures
They will tell you how important they were, and how they rocked it. The thing about all this bullshit that they try to shove in your face, is that yeah, maybe it was that way for them, but not necessarily for you. You don't have to like your roommate, you don't have to join a sorority, you don't have to pass every class with grace. Honestly, all you need to do is just try your best, and everything else will fall into place. I can promise you that.

Your friends from high school that follow you to college; absolutely nothing wrong with holding onto those friendships. You just need to allow room for both of you to grow into new people.

The hardest moment for anyone in college is not when they take their last final, or when they try to get hired for their first adult job, or try to take their test for grad school admission. Its not the moment that they realize they're too many vodka shots deep, and that they will be miserable in the next 24 hours, or the moment they realize they crashed their car and have to figure out how to pay for it.

No, its the moment that no one will talk about, that so many people forget. It's the moment on your first day of freshmen year, when your parents look at you with tears shining in their eyes, and give you the last hug, and leave the room. Its that moment, when you're sitting in your dorm room, alone, and terrified, and so terribly sad. Its that gripping fear that maybe somehow you're already screwing up this college thing.

I will tell you this. That moment will arrive all too quickly, and will pass all too quickly. The fear will surface from time to time, but honestly you won't notice. Soon you'll be taking classes, working, hanging out with your friends more, and missing your family less and less, and start paying your own bills. Growing up sneaks on you. One day you'll look up, and look around, and realize that 'oh my god, I've grown up'.

Time goes by faster in college. Believe me when I tell you this. In high school, the weeks will drag by, punctuated by each weekend. In college, the semesters start and end in a blink of an eye. Parties happen, plans are made, tests are given, and papers are written. The weeks are just as fast as the weekends. So savor every moment, live for every joke, and every hug. Jump with both feet into every opportunity, and don't neglect your responsibilities.


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