It’s me, 3 years from now. You might be wondering, why write a letter to myself, when I’m the one who’s writing this? Well, I’m writing this for all the freshman out there who are just starting their journey into college, and I’m writing this for my freshman self as well. I want to tell you what I wish I knew when I was starting college, and what I want you to know about college too.
There are two things that you need to remember. One, is that you are college material. Two, is that you are a college student. The first thing you need to remember is that you are college material. You know what that means? It means that you are smart enough to be in college. And it also means that you have the capability to do well in college. You may have some doubts about yourself, I know I did, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Everyone has doubts about themselves. But when you doubt your capabilities, you’re forgetting all of the things that you can do. College won’t be easy, you’ll be learning new things, and you’ll be growing as a person. You’ll have to deal with new and different types of people, and you’ll have to deal with the stress of new classes and grades. But remember that you have the ability to do well, because not everyone can say that.
Remember that you are also a college student. That means that you will achieve so much in your college career. You will be the kind of person you want to be. You will live the life you want to live. You will be who you want to be. You will challenge yourself, you will learn new things, and you will figure out who you are. You will have to deal with so much, but that’s okay. College will be worth it. You will be worth it.
I know you might be feeling like you’re not prepared enough, or that you don’t know enough. But that’s okay. You’ll get there. You’ll get where you’re supposed to be. Just remember to be patient. Don’t rush yourself. Rushing is just going to make you feel like you’re not doing good enough. But that’s not true. You’re doing great.
College is a great experience, but it’s not always easy. Over the course of your college career, you’ll have to deal with a lot of different things. You’ll have to deal with people not liking you, you’ll have to deal with grades, you’ll have to deal with all of the different clubs and activities, and you’ll have to deal with the money you’ll be spending. But you’ll get through it. You will.
When I was a freshman, I was so scared of college. I didn’t think I was good enough, and I wanted to change myself. But I had to realize that I would never be able to change myself by changing everything about me. I had to accept myself. I had to be okay with who I was. And I had to look at what I was capable of. Once I realized that, I started to enjoy the college experience. I started to enjoy my college career.
I want you to enjoy your college career. I want you to make friends, to have a great social life, to have fun, to learn, and to grow. I want you to approach college like an adventure. College is an adventure, and I want you to enjoy every bit of it.
I know that you will be in my shoes, and I know that you will look back on your freshman year and think that you were so young. But I promise you that you’ll be okay. You’ll be a great college student, and you’ll make something of yourself. And I hope that you’ll be proud of yourself too.
I know you’re scared, and I know you’re worried. But everything will be okay. Just remember that you are college material. You’ll make it through the hard times, and you’ll succeed in college. You’ll succeed in life.
College is a great experience. And I want you to embrace it.