College: The Next Step in Life

Here is a dramatic picture of the UCSD Geisel Library.

During March, us seniors are eagerly anticipating our decisions to the colleges we applied to. Accepted? Yay! Rejected? Life sucks.

But come May 1st, when we have to submit our SIR (Statement of Intent to Register), you may get a feeling of awesomeness but also a tinge of sadness. The feeling of awesomeness comes from going to a college that you’ve worked hard for all four years of high school. You’ve put in work throughout high school, and you’ve finally cashed in on it for college. You deserve it. You are the one the college wanted because of your awesomeness and your skills.

And if I’m being honest, sometimes when I’m bored or whatever, I like to read my acceptances letters/ emails again and then I get a self-esteem boost. It’s pretty awesome and efficient.

But there’s also a tinge of sadness associated with going to college. It’s the next step of life. You’re leaving the nest (unless you’re commuting to school… But in both cases, you are still growing up and going forward with life.) and not to be overly dramatic, but your life won’t be the same as it is. Your high school friendships may wither and you may not be as close to your teachers and classmates anymore. You’re going to have to learn to live by yourself in the “real world”. But you know what? You’ll make new friends at college, and new connections. And plus, you can always reconnect with your high school friends via Skype, Snapchat, Facebook, etc. During college, we’ll also mature and become more independent. College opens the door for you in so many ways. There are so many opportunities available for you and so many resources for you to take advantage of!

I’m pretty excited for college and can’t wait for it to start!

(That is, after I fully enjoy the beautiful season of summer.)

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