Back to School
School probably started for you this week, or maybe it was last week. Either way, I’m sure the week or past few days have been full of petrifying moments where your eyes grew large, your brain froze and the only thing going through your head was, “What have I done?” or “Is school that important?” Or something along the lines of you wondering if you could return to the place you vacationed this summer and how much it would cost. I know I have.
So it’s back to school, back to stress, back to sleepless nights, coffee addictions, and couture bags under your sleep deprived eyes. All of that being said, I know that you can do it. You have done it before, you have walked this road and you have come out of the woods, probably bruised and maybe a little bloody, but you have come out; you have conquered the mountain, slayed the dragon, and completed the marathon.
I wish you all a successful semester, with high GPA’s and multiple-choice exams.
For those of that are freshman, first of all welcome. I’m sure someone along the way told you that high school was going to be the best four years of your life, and I am here to say that they lied to you. College, the next four years that you are about to embark on, are easily and without a doubt going to be the best years of your life. You will meet people that will you impact you so immensely that you will wonder how you ever lived or did life without them. You will meet people that will challenge your beliefs; you will meet people that make you look at the world differently, they will completely alter your being and your perspective in the best way possible.
The next four years are going to be so influential and amazing. You will meet people that will be what you consider to be the worst and will make you question humanity. You will also meet triple that amount in people that will make you laugh until you cry, change your life entirely for the better, and you will meet people that may not make it to senior year with you, but you will cherish that time with them for the rest of your time here on earth.
College is four years of constant growth and learning. There will be hard moments where you’ll sob over exam reviews and you will want to throw those papers in the air and walk out of the library to never look back. But those moments will also be met with the ones where you will be so blown away by what you as a person are capable of. The next four years will you bring you to your knees and then lift you back up again, except you will be higher than you ever thought you could be. Your capacity for the world will grow and you will be amazed at how much you learn.
Take these four years and cherish every, absolutely every moment of them. Take these four years and hold them close to your heart and know that the moments will go fast but some of the best nights, friends, and moments are about to commence. Take that comfort and run with it, run with it and have the best semester of your lives.