I’ve only had one official day of college and I’ve already reached my maximum level of stress potential. Almost every aspect of my daily life has been changed so drastically and I’ll fess up that I don’t think I mentally prepared myself enough to handle it.
Eating schedules become sporadic, sleeping schedules become irregular, close friends now seem so distant, and all the other daily formalities that I’ve been so accustomed to while living at home have now dissipated into memories that we’re only held when I was a child, an adolescent, a dependent.
By all means I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining, I’ve had great experiences already and have established acquaintances that have potential to develop into rewarding friendships, I’ve been able to spend time with the special people in my life everyday, I’ve been able to really get myself into the flow of living on my own, and I’ve been blessed with great educational opportunities. Ultimately, I feel like I just needed to express how starting college has really opened my eyes to how real life gets once you’re thrown out of dependency. Things change, responsibility gets higher, and your actions, thoughts an degree of thinking require such a higher level of maturity.
And so it begins, my journey through college .. At this point I don’t know how it looks or what it will become. I thank whoever took time to read this post and continues to follow this series and hope that your experience is just as eye-opening as mine.
Yours’ Truly, AJ
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