No one ever said college would be easy. But no one said it would be this hard! If they did, I probably wasn't listening or I just knew I could do it. "High school will prepare for you for college," they said. Now I wish I would have had more fun in high school! "College prepares you for the real world," they said. I'm sure many can agree on what a big lie that is. Though I must admit what I learned and the few relationships I built did have an effect on me and did contribute to my self awareness and how I live today, in a positive way.
Here's what "they" don't tell you:
•You will probably fail a few classes
•You will feel as if you're letting everyone down
•You'll find yourself blaming yourself for the inevitable, i.e. bombing exams-ones you probably walked into feeling extremely confident- and dropping out of classes because it's an overload of shit and you're up to your eyeballs on it all.
•You will have a lot of roommates.
•You will always be lost on campus and everyone else is as lost as you are. You're all just trying to disguise it, which if you look at from the outside it's actually pretty funny.
•You will break out (pimples and all!).
•You're weight will probably fluctuate, but hey at least it's consistent.
•You will look at other people and think how are they doing it. They are wondering the same thing!
•You will make mistakes, get up and probably make more.
•You will learn from your mistakes and realize it's a learning process.
•You will look back and say, I fucking did it!
Because you will! We all have our pace. It's okay to fall. You will get up and try, try, again. You will succeed, especially after you "fail".
Female Culture Storytelling