As a recent college graduate, it will be a bitter sweet feeling when everyone goes back to school. As much as going to class, doing homework, and taking tests was a pain in the neck, I loved being a student.
It seems like just yesterday I was moving into my freshman dorm room at the University of Maine. I am not ashamed to admit I was terrified that first day. And I cried. A lot.
A world of change was implemented the day I moved to college. It's a scary and confusing time, but just know that it's okay to feel like that. Going to school is not going to be a 24/7 party. It's filled with a lot of hard work and many stressful moments.
But of course college is FUN, and it's important to remember that. When roommate problems or an upcoming test is leading to so much stress it's unbearable, try to step back from the situation and take a breather. Talking to your Residence Assistant or visiting a counseling center on your campus can be a great way to resolve issues during a stressful time.
You're not always going to be working, and you're not always going to be having fun. College is a balancing act.
"You have four years to be irresponsible in college. Relax. Work is for people with jobs. You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So, stay out late. Go out on a Tuesday with your friends when you have a paper due Wednesday. Spend money you don't have ... The work never ends, but college does"
Just remember that in 20 years from now, you'll get together with your old college friends and laugh about the good old days. These are the good old days. You are living in the good days. Today is a good day.