Dear Freshmen

Dear Freshmen,
Well, it’s almost over. Your first semester of college will be coming to an end in a month. I thought you could use some wisdom and advice that can help you get through finals and make a good start to the start of your second semester.

First off, it gets better. It’s stressful starting something new that you are not used to, but it truly gets better. You won’t be scared to speak up in classes anymore and you definitely won’t get lost. You will be used to the buildings and the professors by the time you finish this semester.
Second, you got this. Don’t you ever give up on something if it’s something hard. As my high school band director said, “If it was easy, it wouldn’t be good.” The road to your future isn’t going to be easy, there are going to be rough patches and bumps along the way, but you can do it. If anything, I believe in you. I don’t have to know you personally. I just know you can do it and I will believe in you.
Finally, here’s some advice about managing your stress. Now some of you may stress out just thinking about it, but seriously, you need to do this. Take time to relax and just take care of you. If you want to take a nap, take it. Your body will thank you later, and so will your brain. If it’s an hour a day of less, take time for yourself. You deserve it after a long day of classes and homework and test and so on.
So, my dear freshmen, that ends our time for now. Take this advice and encouragement with you. Good luck everyone and I will be rooting for you from the side.

Yours truly,
Supportive Sophomore

-Ashley, student blogger

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