An open letter to ACC freshmen

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Opinion

August 27, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Leaving for college is one of the most daunting experiences of your teenage years. Here’s why: Your whole life, you knew it was coming. You think you’re ready to leave home. You think you know what it will be like, how it will feel. You think you’re prepared. I hate to spoil the ending for you, but … you aren’t. And that’s OK! There’s simply no way to prepare for the unknown. 

The good news is, you’re on a college campus, and everyone around you is in the same boat. Everyone is figuring out how to be on their own, and learning as you go is part of the process. To help out a little, I thought I’d share some bits of advice I wish I knew when I was a college freshman.

(And to all the former college students who had to learn the hard way, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.)

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