Transitioning to college is a scary time with a lot of changes. Although a lot of great things happen, it can also be really overwhelming. I remember not even considering how difficult it could be. I was just so excited for all the new things I could experience and people I could meet. At various times throughout freshman year I would go through phases of times where I was really content, but then something would happen and I wouldn’t know how to get help. I didn’t know how to deal with the exponentially growing feeling of stress or who to turn to. Although I met a lot of great people, at times I felt like I didn’t have any genuine close connections. As the year went on, and I got more involved in clubs and activities, I started to feel like I more so have found my place. Now that I have been in college longer, I realize that it is important to not only try to put yourself out there in situations, but also understand that it is okay to have your bad days. Despite having to juggle a lot more things than you ever will have previously, just remember that there will be ups and downs. I understand how easy it is to feel irrelevant in such a large campus, but just try and find your niche or place to call your own. Whether that be a club like NAMI, or a park bench in the botanical garden near the chemistry building. All in all just know times will be hard, but you must just find things that make you happy!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.