I had a pretty rough first year of college, and it took me awhile to adjust to my new life here.
I missed my old room, I missed driving, I missed my dog. I was anxious about going out, classes and being in Chapel Hill on the weekend. I felt like I’d never really find my footing here, and I used to dream about when I’d finally get to leave.
Today, my feelings on UNC are very different — I’ve found my best friends here, found my passions, grown as a person. I’m torn between both feeling ready to leave and desperately clutching to my life here to avoid finding a job.
I wish I had someone to tell me that feeling was normal when I was a first year. That no one really had their head on right. That everyone was a little lost.
A few weeks ago, the DTH spoke with Black Student Movement President Qieara Lesesne and Vice President Alexandria Robinson about navigating your first year, and they gave some great advice. Check the video out here.