Wise Words for Freshman: Stay True to Yourself


Stay True


Over four years ago, I walked into my college dorm with the immense need to “find” myself.

Now, more than ever, I’ve realized that college isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about learning and understanding what it means to be comfortable in your own shoes. Whether it is asking for help, lending a hand, doing well in or epically failing your classes, making mistakes or making friends, college is really about solidifying who you are and what you believe in.

I wish I would have known that it wasn’t all going to be fun, that it would be really hard at times. I wish I would have known that it was OK to be myself, no matter what. I wish I would have known that making mistakes doesn’t mean you are a failure. I wish I would have known that the person who walked into the doors my freshman year would still be the same person sitting here today.

Yes, I am a little different, I’ve changed, made mistakes, had good times and bad, but I am still me, a person who loves to write, who can’t go a day without caffeine and someone who wants to make a difference.

If I could give any advice, it would be to be true to yourself, because at the end of the day, you are the only person you can count on.

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