Fresh Perspective

These past couple of weeks have been crazy for me. I’ll be honest, it’s been a while since I’ve been this stressed. These columns are usually informational, opinionated, and riddled with a touch of advice and just a pinch of sass.
But today, I am having the hardest time keeping my mind focused on writing this article and making sure that it is good enough to read. There are too many thoughts in my head.
Before writing this, I had typed up two different drafts about high school relationships and how hard they are to keep up once starting college, but I just couldn’t get my thoughts straight. I am also the kind of person who would rather submit no work, than substandard work.
Usually when I have a lot on my mind, I write in my journal. That allows me to clear some space in my brain for other things. I think we’ve all experienced stress and we have all been overwhelmed before. College is a stressful place, and as freshmen, the newbies here, we sometimes let it consume us.  
I’m hoping this article will be a different type of informative and that you will take from it the message that you’re not alone when it comes to stress. Everyone feels it, even if they put on a happy face and don’t let you see it.
We all have different ways of destressing whether it be talking to someone, making a list and getting things done, or in my case, writing.
Now that it’s time to register for second semester classes, you might start getting more stressed. I completely understand. It seems like we just got settled, and now we have this change that is coming quickly that we can’t avoid. I mean, come on, we just got used to our schedules and now you are making us change them again?
I, along with almost every other freshman, understand that struggle, but that’s life.
I’ve always thought that change is coming no matter what, and you either face it head on and adapt, or you let it push you to the side and move on without you.
If you push through it and keep in mind that in the end, it will all be worth it, you will get through it. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes you just have to keep walking in order to see it.
Just like this article for example. I started writing it with the doubt that it will be good enough to share. I thought that I had a case of the classic and ever-so cliché, writers block. But little did I know that if I kept writing, I would end with a piece that has just the right amount of opinion, information, and advice.
Take it from me, if you are stressed, push through. If you keep your mind to it and think positively, you will always come out on top.


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