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So I guess that you can say I am moderately shy.. I open up to people when i feel the need to or when I am most comfortable. When In public or around new people, and Im around a bunch of friends or fam, I feel most at ease so I’ll be slightly more open than I would be on my own so this helps me a lot. In school, I was not always concerned about being the best at anything. For the most part, it all came easy. I consider myself smart… by nature and in all of my years of schooling, i never really had to apply myself. I could do the bare minimum and get a good grade and I was fine with that. There wasn’t too much stress on getting the best or being the best at any one thing so I never felt like i had to be. As long I as passed or did what I had to do, everyone was happy and there weren’t any complaints. Then there came a time in my life where nothing was fairly easy anymore and that was in college. I was in a new environment with new people and I honestly felt so disconnected to everything. I didnt ask for help because I hate to ask for assistance with anything and I found myself struggling, always playing catch up. For the first time, I had to apply myself. I had to think more, had to put effort into showing up to class even when no one was forcing me to go. I wish someone was there to guide me and was there to help me out.. maybe like a big brother or mentor. People should really consider reaching out to the incoming freshmen and should not wait until they ask them for help. 8 times out of 10, they are scared to do it.. or shy.
There should be more people trying to help kids transition from elementary to middle school, from high school to college… we need more mentors and peers going through the process. Does anyone know of any cool programs that help students transition or cope with being in college for the first time?
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