A Letter to Freshman Me

Dear Freshman Me,

First of all, I’d like you to know that I’m proud of you for trying to be an overachiever, but it’s actually completely unnecessary. Let’s go ahead and face it: The English program isn’t for you. Drop the extra major now. You can consider a minor, maybe, but there’s no need for that. Take the writing classes and move on. Honestly, we both know you’re already leaning toward communication more anyway. Sure, take some English classes, but don’t stress out trying to graduate with two majors.

Speaking of things that you shouldn’t stress about, it’s actually better if you stress now about your science classes. That way, you won’t have to worry about that while you’re dealing with the hardest classes within your major. I know you’re dreading science classes, and I know you’re not great at them. That’s why it’s better to get them out of the way as soon as possible. The sooner you start, the sooner it’ll be over.

Stick to your four-year plan. In fact, try checking if you can graduate even earlier once you drop that second major. It might seem like a scary idea now, but you’ll be happy to save yourself the money if you can do that.

You’ll never be satisfied with your social life if you compare it to that of your friends. Don’t focus on what their lives look like. And don’t stress about always going to the organized social activities. Your best memories will be the ones of you hanging out with friends having a chill evening – whether that means hanging out at your house watching movies or going out for ice cream or whatever.

Overall, have fun. Don’t stress too much. Take the opportunities that will be beneficial to you. Try new things. Be yourself. You’re going to enjoy college. It’ll be a little bittersweet when it’s over. So enjoy it while it lasts.

Sincerely,

Senior You

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