Real Conversation About College

Okay summer time is here and your senior year is over with.I think we can all agree that it went by pretty quickly.The number one question after graduation goes something like, “So, whats next? What school are you attending and what do you plan to study?” Of course you know there are follow-up questions and weird facial expressions after each answer you give them,especially if your answer is “I don’t know.”

The problem is people expect us to just know everything right away. But, if you’re anything like me, that is def not the case. Just recently I figured out where I was going and what I wanted to do. I had life figured out since freshman year.Well, at least that’s what I thought. I started having mixed emotions about leaving my friends and family. Then I received my financial aid letter for my dream school and after some tears, I decided I def could not afford to go there.I had numerous scholarships to fill out,grades to stay on top of, and activities that I had to attend. I think I may have had a panic attack or two. As I’d like to say, “s**t got real.”

I came to the realization that I’m not the only person who thinks the word “college” is annoying when it’s supposed to be exciting. Some of my friends and even people on Facebook & Twitter are still indecisive about “whats next.” That’s okay though.You should pick a school and go for it. Consider a community college or a university that you can commute to everyday. Take a deep breath! College talk is not all that bad. At this time, you’re feeling like no one can help and everybody is coming down hard on you for a decision. Part of you may even be thinking I just don’t care anymore. Trust me, I had that thought way too many times.It even got to a point where I said, “F it I’m not going to school.”

If it is about money, try not to worry. In college money is constantly thrown at people who stay active and keep up good grades. If it’s the people and things that you are leaving behind, I empathize with you. Leaving is a very sensitive subject. But, you have to keep in mind that life is about growing up. If those people really love you, they’ll still be a phone call and a holiday visit away. They’ll root you through this college race. Save the money that you make this summer, plan trunk parties so you don’t have to buy everything,and more importantly try to find one thing that will put at least one smile on your face about college. College is an unforgettable experience and will probably be the most fun you’ll ever have. Remember college gets you one step closer to your dreams, so you need to embrace it. This dilemma you’re having is adversity. Keep in mind ADVERSITY HELPS ACHIEVE ALL GOALS! YOU’RE A WINNER–KEEP GOING! IT WILL ALL WORK OUT FOR THE BEST!

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Written by Eri Loves


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