Hi, Welcome back to my favorite infamous segment that I forgot I had until today. Positive Hardcore Thursday, where we talk about not sweating the small stuff, and always finding a reason to smile. I’m your host, Lena, and today we are going to be talking about college.
As I have been rolling through my first semester in college, it has come to my attention that everyone has different experiences. It’s a huge step up from high school and there are countless ways that people deal with the change.
I personally have been having an amazing time so far filled with amazing opportunities and nothing but success. Yet just because I’m having a great time doesn’t mean I haven’t had my struggles.
One of the best and worst things about this day in age is social media, but please be warned that what you see is not always what you get. I have noticed many examples of people fortifying their accounts with what they want people to think they are doing, and not what actually makes them happy. I’m guilty as charged. Yet please don’t read into these as an excuse to assume how someone is handling the current situation that they are in. Instead, try picking up the phone and calling or scheduling a FaceTime date with them. It shows that you care and you’ll get the real deets.
As for your unique college experience, take each opportunity with a grain of salt. Everyone takes a different amount of time to find their niche. If you’re not comfortable yet, don’t give up hope, I promise there is something out there for you.
Take this time to explore yourself and try things you might have never thought of before. You never know when you’re going to run into your future employer, significant other, or best friend.
The first semester is rough on everybody, but don’t let what you see on social media derive you from being happy. Everything is going to work out. You’re surrounded by a world full of opportunities, and this is your chance to stand out. Take a leap of faith, or even take baby steps, it’s up to you. This is your life and no one can judge you for being who you want to be.