Freshmen: Change Your Expectations

By Kevin Harris
Contributing Writer

I can’t speak for everyone else, but I will say that our tough semester is finally coming to an end.

Do any of you have any highlights or downfalls?

Do you miss home, or would you rather stay on campus a little longer?

More than anyone else, I am speaking to all the freshmen out there because our first semester of college is reaching its end.

A lot of us are stressing over final exams, essays and projects.

We are wondering if we will pass or fall behind in credits and get stuck in a tight spot compared to the rest of our graduating class.

If you don’t know by now, then the best piece of advice I can give you for next semester would be to drop all your expectations.

I don’t mean this in a negative way, I am just saying that we should not expect so much next semester in order to avoid any forms of a rather serious disappointment.

I can tell you from my own experiences that I expected so many things at the beginning of our fall semester.

Instead, here we all are at the end, and I can say that it was nothing like I expected it to be.

Everyone handles their problems differently, so maybe a few people had an easier semester than others, but overall, we are all on the same page of wanting to be done with the constant workloads.

Maybe some of us will come back strong, or maybe some might not come back at all.

The point is that after surviving this first semester, we have gotten the basics and know now what to do for our next four months at ESU.

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