Leaving for college is one of the most daunting experiences of your teenage years. Heres why: Your whole life, you knew it was coming. You think youre ready to leave home. You think you know what it will be like, how it will feel. You think youre prepared. I hate to spoil the ending for you, but you arent. And thats OK! Theres simply no way to prepare for the unknown.
The good news is, youre 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 Id 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, youll know exactly what Im talking about.)