I’m not a fan of change, at all. I hate the feeling you get when you end one chapter of your life to start a new one. Yeah, change can be exciting, but it can also be nerve-wreaking.
For example, moving out of my apartment and into a house with my three best friends (hi guys) seems really exciting, but what if it hurts our friendship? Ending my current internship and starting a new one in the fall will be great for my resume, but what if the new company I intern for doesn’t like me? And one of the worst ones I’m going through right now? Making the transition from the care-free summer mindset to the stress of classes and tests. Please, don’t make me go.
Even though the changes going on in my life right now are minor, they can still bring on a roller coaster of emotions. Packing up my apartment comes with packing up the memories I had there. It’s weird to think that I will never be in the place I called my home for the past year ever again. I was feeling these same emotions two years ago when I was a senior in high school, getting ready to leave the comfort of the city, family, and friends that I grew up with to go to the second largest college in the nation where I only knew ten people. Big moves and changes like this are definitely rides to remember, and I know there are a lot of new college students going through the same emotions that I went through. So for you guys, and those currently going through minor, petty changes like me, I have just a few tips that will make this big change a small transition.
1. Be positive. Recognize that change could be for the better.
2. Don’t dwell on the past. Missing the past is normal, but you can’t let it affect the present. Live in the moment and enjoy where you are now before it’s too late.
3. Keep the past in the present. If you are missing old friends, give them a call or make plans to visit them! It’s as simple as that.
4. Talk to people who are going through the same thing as you.
5. Keep yourself busy by doing the things you love. Hobbies are one thing that usually never change. One of the reasons I wanted to become a Rent the Runway Campus Rep was because it allowed me to focus on fashion and writing, two things I love, while meeting new people. It kind of helps to keep the stress off.
Change is inevitable, but necessary. It’s a part of growing up and adjusting to what the world has in store for you. For me, it’s hard to find the positive in change, but it’s important to recognize that change is a good thing and could be for the better. Keeping all this things is mind will make this roller coaster ride not so scary.
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