Welcome back to my blog! I finally graduated high school and will be starting college in about a month. That is crazy to think about! I am so excited to be moving onto the next chapter of my life but I’m also insanely nervous. I know a lot of people who are going to start college soon or will start in the next few years and thought this post would be useful. I’m gonna share my top 10 things that I’m nervous about when starting college. I hope y’all enjoy.
1. Making friends
Everyone starting out somewhere new will always be nervous about making friends or getting along with your peers. When starting out at a new college everyone wants to make friends. Everyone that I’ve talked to from my school I’ve loved and even though I haven’t made any super close friends yet I’m a lot less nervous now that I know my roommate, suitemates and some other students.
2. Rush week
How could anyone wanting to be a part of Greek life not be nervous about rush week? Someone I recently met is a part of Greek life at my school and they just said to not be nervous and be yourself. Even if you don’t know about the process you should at least rush because you get to meet so many new people.
3. Hard classes with crappy professors
One of the hardest things about being a freshman is that you get last choice for all your classes which leaves you with the worst classes and the worst professors. This is a problem that most freshmen have but as long as you study and work hard first semester will be alright.
4. Hating my major
I really don’t think this will happen to me because I’ve studied my major in high school by involving myself in activities and classes that relate to my major to help me know that I love what I’m doing for sure. Even though I’m pretty sure I chose the right major there’s still a chance that I won’t like what I’m doing and that’s terrifying.
5. Not getting along with my roommate
If you’re going to be living with a roommate, you have to get along. I hear about so many story times of roommate horror experiences. So far I’m getting along with my roommate great (shoutout to you if you’re reading this) and I’m excited to be moving in with her at the start of the semester.
This only scares me because of the amount of teenage movies and shows that portray college as a terrifying land where everyone at every party goes insane. I know that some are like that and that some are more relaxed, but I will still be terrified of the idea of “college parties”.
7. Finding a balance between social life, family and school
I did a horrible job of finding this balance in high school. I would always either have too much of a social life to focus on school or spend all my time with my family that I wouldn’t spend time with friends. In college this balance is even more important so I’m really nervous that I won’t be able to accomplish this.
8. Getting involved at school
There are so many clubs and organizations to join that this shouldn’t be as scary. However, starting out at a brand new school with brand new people can be nerve wrecking.
9. Getting lost on campus
This one is just obvious.
10. Not Succeeding
My biggest fear is not succeeding. Whether that means graduating in 4 years or making new friends, I want to succeed at everything I do. College puts you at a place where you’re given all these new opportunities to succeed and it’s not always easy. That’s why I’m scared to not succeed.