College Students: Connecting Past, Present, and Future
College students enter that long awaited transition into adulthood facing the unknown. Whether you are living away from home for the first time or may be going to school locally, there are major changes happening in your life. During the first twelve years of schooling that are now in your rear-view mirror, your parents, guardians, and other respected elders either made decisions or offered guidance that governed your plans for…The Future!
That future is at long last the present: your here and now. And that can be both wonderful and a more than a bit scary, even when you are well prepared. You are operating independently, making decisions about what to do, or not do, every single day. That is very different than when you were in middle school or high school. You are making new friends and developing a network of relationships that in some cases will be a part of your personal or professional journey for the rest of your life. Some of you will have known what you want to do with your life forever, while others look in the mirror wondering what the [heck?] is going on and what’s next.
The most important element of all of this is to:
find people you like
who earn your trust
hang out with them and begin building lasting friendships.