Recently I have been feeling the intense effects of anxiety, physical and mental, due to the fact that once again things are going to change. I am finally a senior and am very excited and ready to graduate and start my life. However, I am also very nervous for the steps I am going to have to take and the journey that comes after college. But I know that I am not alone in what I am feeling, a lot of people my age feel like this and they are also asking themselves a million questions. “Am I good enough? What if I don’t find a job/internship right away? How am I going to pay back these student loans? Where am I going to end up? Am I going to be happy? Etc.”
I have found that reaching out to people who care about me, getting advice, getting my fears/doubts off my chest and listening to other people’s stories has helped me immensely. Knowing that people went through the same things I am going through right now and knowing that they turned out fine and are happy really helps me sleep at night! I also have to constantly remind myself that I have been through difficult things before and I survived those transitions and changes. One of those being the decision to go to a college, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, that was in an entirely different state, in a way bigger city than my hometown and where I knew absolutely no one! But I ended up making lots of friends and found a group of people, Creative Commons, where I can be myself with, learn from and grow with!
If you ever feel like this and need any advice or just someone to talk to about how you’re feeling, especially when it comes to change, don’t be afraid to reach out to me!