When I was in middle school, I felt like I wasn’t “old enough” to be there because in elementary school, middle schoolers looked tall and intimidating. In high school, same thing. I always thought about tv shows and movies that constantly showed that many people’s last memories of you will be of high school, and that they will always remember how dorky you were and how you always chose the same color for the bands of your braces.
In college, that feeling goes away after freshman year. Before you know it, you adjust to the college life and get to attend a lame frat party. You then experience some drama, learn that you don’t have to go to class, and then quickly unlearn that previous thing after getting your first F.
The greatest stories of my life are about college, and the biggest mistakes I’ve made are related to it. But it’s still awesome and awkward! For those of you receiving your letters of admission now.. congratulations! And for those letters of rejection, you’re not alone.. don’t give up!
What do YOU remember most about college?
Oh, I almost forgot. My sister Jennifer from San Diego State University has a short message for a good cause that I’d like to share:
“Would you like to donate a few dollars to my cause? I am doing a walk for the National Alliance for Mental Illness on April 13th, 2013 and my minimal goal is to reach 100 dollars by that date. It’s just a quick transaction online on http://namiwalks.nami.org/jencov Anything will help! :)”
Mental illness is a serious issue, and I’m grateful for those who try to make a positive change.