Everyone wants to be at the top of the mountain but nobody wants to climb it.
School has started. For those of you who are returning college students, ‘welcome back!’ For you new freshman, ‘welcome!’ For you new students, even you returning ones, you might look back on all you have done throughout high school and pat yourself on the back. You may have been class president, a class officer, member of an honor society, member of an organziation, you won the community service award, you were captain of your varsity sports team, maybe you were even valedictorian, or won a college scholarship because of how super smart you were in your science classes in high school. Well, let me first off say ‘congrats’ and then let me say ‘your high school success or lack thereof doesn’t actually matter as you make the transition to college.
You’ve worked so hard to get to where you are today and yes, now i am going to tell you that it’s time to start over. Did you enjoy being successful in high school? Did you dislike being a bum and now you want to revamp your life? Either way you have to start back at the bottom and work your way up. Freshman, this is your time to! Returning students, it’s never too late to get started. The majority of your schools will probably provide an involvement fair at the beginning of the semester. Go to it! Learn about different organizations and just sign up for one. If you go there with too much enthusiasm and sign up for a bunch of groups you will overwhelm yourself and probably not attend any meetings. Find one group you like, sign up for it and attend their meeting. Help with one project in that group and work on it until it is accomplished. Then, onto the next project. What do we call this????…..climbing back up!