As the name of my blog may suggest, one of the topics I like to discuss is faith. While I normally like to place an importance on faith in terms of religion, I’d like to take a step back from that and talk about another kind of faith– faith in yourself.
It was at this point during the summer before my freshman year when I started to become anxious about going to college. I honestly didn’t know how I was going to adapt to the college lifestyle. I started questioning my ability to perform well in the classroom, wondered if I was going to make new friends and thought about the kind of social life I wanted to try to have. The uncertainty of it all was quite overwhelming.
These are things that go through almost everyone’s head at some point, especially when entering college. It’s normal. But there is one thing that I have learned about entering into something new and unknown and that is faith in yourself goes much further than you might think.
I know saying to believe in yourself and to trust your judgment is much more easily said than done. To be honest, I’m probably the biggest culprit of doing just the opposite. But if you have faith in yourself and come into college with confidence (not to be confused with arrogance) then quality friendships will develop, classes will not seem as intimidating and life without parents guiding your every move will be a breeze. This is the one thing I wish I would have done coming into college. I hope that you are able to have enough faith in yourself that you can start a new chapter of your life in the best way you can.
While faith in a religious sense is important, it’s also good to take a look at the other aspects of faith and how you can make the most of every opportunity. Spend some time this summer developing confidence in yourself so you can make a successful transition to your new life. Not only will it be more rewarding, college will become second nature before you know it.
I hope your summer is going great.
P.S. If there are certain things you have questions about, want to know more about something, or you have comments to share, let me know. I would love to hear from you!