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What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Freshman Year

USA Today College article by college senior, Lauren Inego, reflecting on what she wishes someone would have told her at the start of her first year:

“No one ever said my first year would be difficult to adjust to, or that sometimes I would feel lost or anxious or lonely or homesick. So, when I did inevitably feel all of those emotions, I kept them locked up inside of me like deep, dark secrets I was terrified of letting out. I felt guilty and defected.”

“Freshmen, I’m not trying to scare you. For many, if not most of you, this will indeed be a great, worry-free year. But if you are like me and you hit some hurdles along the way, please know: You are not alone.”

Read the full article here.