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Dear Abby

Dear Abby, 

 

I’ve been so excited to leave high school and go to college for so many years, but now that it’s getting closer and closer to actually happening, I’m starting to get really scared. Have any advice for me?

 

Dear Anonymous, 

 

If you’ve been excited about moving on for years now, it’s obviously something that you’re really looking forward to. I completely understand the nerves. College is a big step in a person’s life. Moving away from home, supporting yourself, and having adult responsibilities. That’s all pretty scary stuff, but just try to remember the reasons that you’re excited for it. You have the chance to get away and meet new people and start a new life for yourself, doing exactly what you want to do! College will give you the opportunity to grow and become the person that you’ve always wanted to be! Of course it’s scary, but try to think about all of the reasons that it’s going to be the best thing ever! I wish you luck, have fun!

 

Dear Abby, 

Something that I really need to work on is being more social. Do you have any advice?

 

Dear Anonymous, 

Of course I have advice! The easiest way to be more social is to find events or places where you will meet like-minded people. For example, if you really like riding your bike, participate in a community bike race. That way you will be surrounded by people that you share a common interest with! Throwing yourself into social situations can be very scary, I totally understand, but it’s extremely worth it in the long run. Put in the effort and the research to find things in your area that interest you and go to them! It’s almost guaranteed that if you put yourself out there in a social situation (especially in a place where you’ll share common interests) you meet people to talk to! My biggest piece of advice is to just put yourself out there, it’s not as scary as it seems. 

 

Dear Abby, 

I’m scared I did not apply to enough colleges and that I’m going to have to settle. Did I do myself dirty?

 

Dear Anonymous, 

 

I don’t think that you “did yourself dirty.” As long as you’re happy with the colleges that you did apply to, I think you’re in good shape. You always have the option to switch schools after a semester or two if you decide that you really do not like the school you chose. I promise that it will be okay and that there’s nothing to worry about. College is a big deal, but you’ll be alright! Don’t overthink it and be proud of yourself for getting accepted into the schools that you did apply to. 

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