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Stressed about college

Hey everybody, it’s Isabel, and I just thought I’d post in here about something that’s really been stressing me out lately, and since the forum is here for a reason, here it goes.

I stopped living at home for a while in my sophomore year. After 10 months, I moved back home to live with my family, and I’ve been home for two years now. In the fall, I’m going off to college 6 hours’ drive away.

It’s funny because ever since I started high school, I’ve been dreaming of this moment. The moment when I’m finally an adult, when I’m finally independent, when I finally get out of Connecticut. But now that the moment is actually here, I’m not really sure how to handle it. I definitely have conflicting emotions. On one hand, I’ve finally gotten myself acclimated to my current life, and I’m really sad and stressed about leaving. But on the other hand, I’m excited for new experiences. I know I’ve made a lot of progress in the past two years, but I’m questioning if I’m really ready to go off to college.

Has anybody dealt with something like this before?


One Reply to “Stressed about college”

  1. BoomerBlondie says:

    Writing college essays has been an incredibly difficult experience. It feels like I’m bringing up all the stuff that I thought I had moved on from, and it makes me question if I’m really ready for college. Applications are a really scary process and the writing makes it even harder. Any tips on getting through it?


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