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What should every freshman at Franciscan University of Steubenville know before they start?


I would tell my self many things. First, I would tell myself to study more. Second, I would tell myself to join clubs, meet more people, and go to the schools sport games. And finally I would tell myself to try to be more out going, and to get out of your comfort zone. If you never leave your comfort zone, then you will miss out on many many things. Some of these things you might really enjoy.


I would tell myself not to worry and take it easy and enjoy life. I would continue to tell myslef that you will succeed in everything you do based on the effort you put in (and you've always put in 110{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c}) so dont; worry and live life to the fullest. You have to take time to enjoy life as well as doing the work required to graduate and move on in your schooling. So goodluck and rememnber to always be yourself, if people can't accept you for who you are then they are not the people you need to associate with. Just keep working hard and making yourself and your family proud.


Morgan - pursue your dreams. Do not let practicality get in the way of your decision when it comes to your future. Ask yourself: "What would I do even if I wasn't paid to do it?" Whatever the answer is, go for that. Fight for it, give it your all, do not back down. Even when well-wishing adults, friends, mentors, or family members advise you against a career that may not be "practical", know that years down the road, you will regret the time that you have wasted. When you realize what it is you should have studied or pursued from the beginning, you will wish you had thrown yourself in right from the get-go, despite what people had said. Take a leap. You know what you love. Grab on to that, and just do it. Trust your passion; trust your heart.


Dear Wendy, It has been 12 years since graduation and the time just seemed to speed by. In 2001, you said that working would be better than attending college, but I know the truth: You were afraid. You did not think you were smart enough. Part of the problem is that nobody in the family went to college and we were not college oriented, although deep inside you wanted to go. Wendy, you have to put one foot in front of the other and move forward. Make choices that are going to invest in your future; education is the most important one you can make. When you do not know which direction to go, just begin walking; it is easier to redirect your steps than it is to pick up your feet. Stay focused, motivated and determined. You have to be your biggest motivator, others can believe in you but you have to believe it for yourself. You CAN do this, I promise! I can look back and tell you that you have everything it takes to be the successful woman you doubt yourself to be. Trust me: college is the best decision for you, do not be afraid.


Grit your teeth and hang on. Don't ever give up. God will provide, so do what he says -it will be worth it.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would tell myself to take school more seriously, slow down and take things one step at a time, and that going to college isn't going to magically fix everything. In high school I didn't have to try very hard in order to recieve high grades, so I spent little time studying. I would tell myself that I should learn how to study properly before being thrown into an environment where I would have to work hard and study multiple hours a week. Also in high school I was constantly trying to get ahead by graduating early and finding jobs. I'd tell myself that I would feel less anxious in college if I learned how to slow down and take life one step at a time. Finally I would tell myself that the belief that going away to college would solve all of my emotional and familial problems is incorrect. That leaving is the correct decision to make, but that it is not going to change everything immediately. I would say that change is a process, and not to get discouraged.


Our hindsight always wishes for better foresight. I spent that first year just trying to figure out what college is, so the best advice I can give is to tell what college is (and isn’t). It is: a place to learn who you are as an adult. Stand for something true, or you’ll be swept away by mediocrity and deception. It isn’t: highschool. Seriously. So many people, yourself included, think that college is supposed to be a second highschool, but without parents. It’s not—it’s the place where you work hard to find who you are going to be. What is your calling? What do you want to do with your life? How will you raise a family? A quick tip: PARTIES. 100{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of imbeciles think this is the reason for going to college, and it is… unless you want to stay in college longer than 3 months. You’ll never reach your full potential by partying. Parting words? Find and nurture relationships with people you can trust. Lasting friendships aren’t built over swigs of booze—they’re built by helping others, sticking it out through troubled times, and shooting for the stars together.


If I could give my high school self advice, I would tell myself to be more confident in my ability to make friends. I left for school not knowing anyone and not having any confidence in myself in the way of making good girl friends. It took me a while because of this lack of confidence but once I gained confidence, I was able to make the best friends I've ever had. Making these friends earlier in my college career would have been so much better for me and is something I would tell myself to work on at the beginning of college.


Be ready! Do not goof off in high school and make sure you pay attention and ask questions. When you do start the college life make sure you give yourself more then enough time to study and do your homework. Just commit yourself and you will do fine. Also make sure that you have a good support system around you. Good people and good advice equals good life. Be patient and good things will follow. Just stay strong and never give up!


Stay calm about the college search. Don't fret, because eventually you'll find the right school. I wish I could have known this piece of advise when I was looking at colleges--because the search and decision-making became very stressful.