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The advice I would give myself is that your going to be your own advocate and that you need to make sure you know how to budget money. Another thing I would have told myself is that you may not get along with your roommate, like the school food and not agree with your professors views and that you also have to be willing to reach out to other people and ask for help. It is also okay that you don't like your college that you may have first picked. I also would adcive when packing for college that having less is more because you can be in a room that is a size of a closet and having too much will make the room cluttered. It's also alright ot say no to drinking and other things you may be pressured into to just fit in with the crowd. Finally, try to work ahead if you can with your assignments and reading over notes everyday so your not struggling or stressed to finish assignments on time. It is also alright to always call home when you just need to release your frustrations or you feel home sick.


Okay, Shelby, I know that hte best thing in the world is to get out of high school as fast as you can so tha tyou can "get on" with your life. But listen, this IS your life! Livein the here and now, in the moment. Don't rush this next year of your life ecause if you do you will just keep on rushing to the next best thing, never stopping to enjoy where you are. To successfully transition into college you have to enjoy the moments you have now. Planning and looking ahead is not a bad thing, but if you start making the future your focus you are going to miss every moment that you encounter. Essentially, you are going to misss your college years. You can never get them back. Trust me, you are going to a great college. One where you will make life long friends. Appreciate the education you are getting because you will come across people who don't. Don't make their mentatily your mentaility. Finally, I know a part of you is scared. Fear cripples us from doing great things. In this next phase, do not walk by fear, but faith.


“Life may seem simple and easy now, but hold on because everything changes when you go to college.” This is the sentence I wish someone had told me as I finished my senior year and looked forward to starting college with excitement. College is a whole new world that is enjoyable but is definitely a balancing act that takes a lot of practice to master. Learn to manage your time now, so that when you have the freedom to do whatever you want whenever you want, you will be able to prioritize and get the more important things accomplished first. It is good to be busy with classes, friends, and other activities, but do not forget to take some time for yourself. Sleep is also very important with such a busy lifestyle, so do not let yourself miss out on at least a little sleep every night. Finally, soak in every experience that happens at college because life only happens once and some of the best memories are made during your college years!


College life is a lot different and more challeging from high school. There are two major things I would tell myself if I could go back in time and talk to myself. The first would be, always make sure you are accomplishing your work and doing your best at it. This is important because in high school you could possibly get away with missing an assignment and the teacher would not care but in college it is a completely different story. Teachers don't want excuses they want your homework done and for your best work. The other thing I would tell myself is, be open to new ideas and be social. In high school your days are basically set but its different in college you have to do stuff on your own and make new friends. Being social is a great way to interact with people and gain friendships that will last a life time. These are the two things I feel are the most important and would tell myself if I could go abck in time.


As a high school senior, I did not prepare myself enough for the college life. I can recall missing an astonishing amount of school days, coming late to my classes and leaving school early. I purposely took mediocre classes so I would not have to try too hard to pass. I definitely slacked off during my senior year, not realizing that just in a few short months I would be responsible for a completely different work load and many new challenges. If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would encourage myself to first of all try harder academically. Instead of taking classes that were perhaps even bellow my level, I would challenge myself to take at least one challenging honors course in order to prepare for the vigorous work load that comes with college courses. College professors do not tolerate too many absences or tardiness I would motivate my high school self to try to never miss a single class. High school and college are two completely different worlds and there are many ways a high school student can prepare themselves for the drastic change.


I would have placed a stronger emphasis on education, academic proficiency, and study. I would have read more books and engaged more in various subjects. Also, I would have placed a greater emphasis on computer knowlege and typing. I have been out of school for many years before I came to college but the transition went very well because of my great desire and passion for learning and education. I didn't care too much about college when I was in high school and I wish I would have been more concerned and focused. I would have told myself about the great need for college and the great blessing and impact it would have on my life, maturity, matriculation, and career.


I am satisfied with the way I transitioned from my senior year in high school to college life. I would tell myself to enjoy all the free time because in college you have none of that, your life rotates around homework and work. I would definitly tell myself to enjoy all the free time I had on my hands.


I would tell myself to be more dedicated to my school work. I am good at getting things done, but lack some motivation. I would also tell myself to be prepared and not afraid of change. I was very afraid of coming to college, but it has been such a blessing and I absolutely love it here! The professors, administration, and students are all so caring and I have truly been blessed and blown away by them. I would tell myself that God is in control so I don't have to worry about change because he has it in his hands. I would tell myself not to procrastinate. I tend to procrastinate and while I always get things done on time, I normally have at least a couple things in a year that I wait until the last minute to do. I am very blessed to be able to attend Lancaster Bible College.


I would say: Study hard... Focus on your education and then worry about having fun... There is more to life than just having fun; although having fun is part of life... Love others and focus on them before you focus on yourself... Read your Bible like your life depends on it, because it honestly does... Stay humble yet confident... Find poeple that will help you get through the hard times and will be excited for you in the good... Think before you react or speak... Soak up as much as possible in the lectures and as you study... Do not rush into anything without thinking it through and consulting others... Be patient with others... Love learning... Do everything to the best of your ability... and when you feel like everything is caving in on you and there is no one to run to, run to God and He will help and comfort you.


If I could go back to talk to myself as a high school senior, I would say the following: Jonathan, you're in for the experience of your life. You are going to love LBC. The teachers are great, the campus is the perfect fit for you, and most important, the people/students are incredible. The people that you will meet at LBC will change your life for the best. College is what you make of it though. Get involved early. Be involved with all that the campus has to offer. It's going to be a lot more challenging than high school though (as you already know). You've heard it a million times, but get into those good work habits early. Also, make sure you find the right balance between staying on campus, growing closer with your friends, and keeping in contact with your family. God, family, friends...keep these things your priorities and you'll do great.


Stop trying to find yourself. Life is about becoming. Find good study partners and go the extra mile to be helpful to them. If you get something before they do, spend some time helping them to grasp the concept. Teaching someone else will vastly improve your understanding of the subject, more so than if you focus on learning it yourself. Besides, you never know when you will need a set of notes from someone who does a good job at it. Also, avoid bad company (hard drug addicts, party people - they will distract you and give you nothing in return - , extremely antisocial people).


Prepare for the essays. I would also warn myself about the difficultly of transistioning from life at home to college. Keep studying hard, and focus on your faith more. Keep Christ as your center.


I would tell myself that community college is good start and to save all the money you can because Arizona Christian University is a really expensive school. Follow your dreams and goals and becoming a nail tech is the best thing you could have done to maintain a good job while in phoenix. It is initally a tough transition no matter how old you are but remember family is always there where you need it. Don't procrastinate ever its a bad idea. Being an Elememtary school teacher will be tough but rewarding when you get down to it. You dont always have to know what you want to be wen you go into college.


If I could go back in time, I would tell myself, first and foremost, to NOT procrastinate as much as I did. Being in college now makes me realize how important scheduling my time is. Also, I would tell myself to apply myself and my knowledge more. In college, I'm realizing how much I can do and I never was able to do that in high school but now I can exceed my own expectations in college.


I would reccomend taking jump start classes. I went to a small private college and could not take college prep classes. I would tell myself to take as many college courses as I could before I came to LBC and paid their price for gen. ed. classes, even if it meant a year at a community college.


Grace, let God work. Stop fighting Him, trust Him. You are going to meet some amazing people at school. They love you and want to be there for you, so let them. Pay attention to the work you do and do it to the best of your ability, you will use it in the future, trust me. Your professors are incredible people who will pour into your life. Enjoy this expirience, it goes faster than you think. Just remember what you are here for, to get an education, to grow closer to Christ and become who He needs you to be. Be open to His leadings and teachings. Never forsake your daily time with Him, it's priceless. You will learn a lot about yourself in the next few years, change what you dont like, and praise God for what you do. You are going to meet an amazing guy, his name is Stephen. He wont be the easiest to love sometimes, but choose love him unconditonally. At this point, you dont know what will happen, but trust God and let Stephen lead. Above all, in growing closer to God, swallow your pride, live for others and live for Christ.


Learn how to write papers at a college level. Also the biggest thing is time management. Know when to do work and sacrifice social time.


I would say that I should work on being more socialable and helpful to my fellow high school classmates. I should not be as intensely focused on academics as I am because part of the college experience is to be socialable. I would definitely tell my high school self that I need to start working on taking more responsibility for my actions instead of always rely on my parents for meals or even wake me up. It is a huge responsibility to be able to interact with those in higher authority yourself than have others interact your authority for you. Working on making ends meet in any conflict is another way that will help mature my high school self for my college self. These are the transitions I would advise my high school self.


Dear Sarah, College can be a big change. One of the things that you can do to prepare yourself is to ask what do I want to be in the next year? What are the changes or growth I need to make to be the person that I want to be? As much as you dream that college will change you to who you want to be, you will still be the same person, have the same quirks and struggles. Sure, you will change from who you were in high school, but growth won't happen unless you make the effort. So go ahead and start making the transition now to who you want to be. If there are relationships you want to keep from high school and beyond, be intentional about them. If there are habits you want to make or break, start now. Growth just doesn't happen just because you go to college, but because you make the effort to change wherever you are. Your years at college can make or break who you want to be as a person. I'm eager for your growth and change to college! the college student, Sarah


If I had the opportunity to know then what I know now, maybe my life would be a little different. I would tell myself that the junior college in town isn't so bad. It's the perfect transition from high school to a major university because the classes are small, the professors are approachable, and the campus is familiar, making the college experience go smoothly. Maybe then I wouldn't have wasted my time arguing with my parents over not wanting to stay in town for two years. I would’ve told myself that I’m not too good for a junior college, I also would’ve mentioned that several people who left for a major university have already returned to town and have enrolled in the junior college because they weren’t ready for a university quite yet. The main thing I would've told myself is to not worry so much,


Enjoy and savor every moment of highschool, good and bad. The memories are precious and can help you in the future.


Don't stress about the transition from high school to college. Keep doing what you're doing and try your best; you will succeed. Learning better study habits and making sure you take the time to do all of your homework will assist you more than you think. Pay attention in class and ask questions when you don't understand something. The Professors are really different from those you had in high school. There are many determinants to your final grade so don't freak out if you do bad on one test. You may now have the ability to skip a class if you don't feel like going, but don't do it! They grade you on attendance and participation, so it's really important to keep your priorities straight and attend all classes. Lastly, SAVE YOUR MONEY! Your mom is no longer paying your tuition, you're on your own! Make sure you are responsible with your money and have enough to make monthly payments towards tuition. If you're late, it WILL cost you!


I would tell myself to do a lot more reading outside of class. This would have been extrememly helpful in preparing for the reading that takes place while at college, especially since I plan to go on to graduate school for a Master's and PhD. Learning to read and comprehend more is probably the most important thing I would tell myself. I would also tell myself to make sure I put time aside for friends. I have always been more academically minded, but wish I would have specifically allotted more time for friends. This would probably mean forcing myself to stop studying all the time, knowing that I would still have plenty of time to prepare for class, quizzes, and tests.


If I could take myself back to high school and give myself some great advice, it would be to enjoy every minute of every day. When you are in high school, it seems as if it will never end. I now know that high school has given me some of my best memories and now wish would have never ended! I can never go back and re-live that experience again. I used to get excited at the thought of being an adult and making my own decisions, but the years you spend as being a carefree teen are drastically less than the ones you spend making your own decisions. Once you become an adult, you have responsibilities, jobs, and less time to spend with friends. You have the decision of what you are going to do with your life, and although these decisions are sometimes exciting to make, you have plenty of time in the future to make them. The time you spend in high school will be some of the most precious years of your life, so make them worth it.


The song that goes, "I wish that I knew what I know now" came to mind when I read this question! Don't we all wish we could know things ahead of time, and to have the chance to go back and do things over again is something we probably all think about at one time or another in our lives. If I could have the opportunity to offer myself some advice my senior year of high school, I would tell myself to SAVE up my money! Financial issues, I think, are a common cause of college drop outs, and why should people miss out on quality education because of money? Lancaster Bible College does all they can to help us as students get the finance's needed to attend school, but they can only do so much! Otherwise there is nothing because I feel 100{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} that I made the right school choice, and I feel as though I am learning so much about my major as well as who I am as a person.


If I could go back in time and give myself some advice I would tell myself to pay more attention to other people. I would try to focus more on others needs. I would have been more ready for college if I was used to meeting and reaching out to others. Reaching out is a huge focus of this college and I think that it would have just helped me in general. It definitely would have helped me to make friends.


There would be so much advice I would've given myself if I could go back in time. But there is only one thing that stays valid in my mind, and worth saying: Stay focused. Staying focused is the main thing you need to do to make the transition from high school to college life a bit easier. If your focus level is elevated, then you will have a better outcome of making it through college in one piece. But if your focus level is altered in any bad way(procrastination, etc.), then college life will be hard. Just as long as you keep the focus and dedication for what you want your career to be outside of college, then you should have nothing to worry about. College life should be a challenge, but at least with a good amount of focus and dedication you will know where you stand on the readiness of yourself in college, and also when you graduate from college.


High school students, especially those in their junior and senior years, could use a lot of useful advice regarding college prep. One of the most important things a high school student can do is start applying for scholarships early on. Writing essays and applying for financial aid is no easy feat and it is best if all the monetary issues are taken care of before you enter college. Get your parents involved in the financial aid applications so they can guide you through the process. Also, never underestimate the value of standardized tests, as they can help cut college costs if you get high scores on them. Study for tests such as the SAT®, ACT®, and AP® with your teachers and friends months before the actual test date. Start applying to colleges early, choosing them based on your major and your financial need. There are many colleges out there that are willing to offer big amounts of scholarship money so make your choices wisely after consulting with your parents and your school counselor. The above mentioned tips are provided to help you make the most of your college years and prepare yourself for college successfully!


I believe that upon entering college, I had the basic understanding that any new freshman possess when beginning college. I knew that the work load would be harder, but still believed the college experience was going to be full of multiple pleasurable experiences with new friends. Coming to Lancaster Bible College was a mighty stride into the reality of adulthood. It was far more difficult to transition into the college atmosphere than I could have anticipated. The requirement for each class has far exceeded the amount of work I ever imagined. Although college is an amazing growing opportunity in life, it is not as easy as I expected it would be. If I had the chance to go back to myself just a few years ago, I would warn myself of the challenging work ahead, motivating myself to begin building effective study skills and working hard in high school. That way I would be more prepared for the new stage of life called college. Although a wonderful experience, I do wish that I had been better equipped for this experience.


Plan ahead. Picking a college can be a very tough decision, but most times if you just plan ahead and think about what you want to do, you will make it much easier on yourself. I thought ahead and I realized what I wanted to do with my life. When you figure out what you want to do, then you are able to think logically through which college would be the best choice. Also planning ahead will allow you to save the money that you need to. I was told so many times to save money, but yet I never listened and now I realize what a mistake that was. You can never say enough money for college because it is very expensive. So just think ahead, take the time to just think about what your future life is going to look like and try to plan it out. It will not always go the way that you want, but it will help.


I know you are ready to leave home and spread your wings, but treasure the time you have now. Know that in a year, life is going to change dramatically. You aren't going to be able to be Mommy's little girl anymore. You aren't going to be able to hang out with your old friends anymore, and you might not even stay friends with them. Life is going to go on at home while you are suspended in between the future and the past at college. You are going to miss your family, friends and the comfort of living at home. So treasure the moment, it's never going to come back. But don't be afraid of the future. You are going to make new friends, you can still call home, and you will have some great experiences. You'll grow and learn and find a new comfort zone. You'll always know that there are people at home loving you and praying for you. And you get to look forward to getting care packages. So to sum up my advice: treasure your time at home, but don't be afraid to fly.


As a high school senior I had this grand idea of what college life would be like and that once I got there everything would just fall into place. Unfortunately, life is never like that and I had a rough freshman year entering into college because life came at me full force. I would sit down with my high school self and say something like this, "Christina, I know that you have this wonderful idea of what college is going to be like and everything will change once you get there but that is sadly not how it works. While you are still at home you should really begin practicing good financial habits, investing into a savings account, working a real job, and becoming more serious about your studies. In regards to friends, don't try to hard, if it is meant to be then it will fall into place, but never change who you are and what you stand for to gain a friendship. Always take time for people because they matter more than anything else. And finally, get on track with the Lord now and make sure you enter into college with Him on Your side not against.


After knowing what I know now about college life and making the transition, the advice I would give myself as a high school senior would be this: embrace change! I was nervous to go out of state to college and I don't adjust to change well. I thought I enjoyed my current lifestyle and did not want to deal with the unknown. But after coming to LBC, it has really opened my eyes to all that I can do and has pushed me out of my comfort zone. I have had great opportunities I would have never experienced!


I would tell myself to take take high school more seriously. If I would of taken high school more serious then I would have had a higher GPA and higher SAT scores. Then opening more oppurtunities to earn grants and scholarships. It would then also prepare myself for the school work in college. Achieving the skills earlier in my school career rather than finding them out as you are going through college.


If I were to give myself advice when I was a senior in High School, I would tell myself not to worry so much about where I was going to college. I would say that everything will fall into place and after applying for college, to have some fun and not worry about the results at that point in time. Another thing I would tell myself is to enjoy those last years of High School. It may seem like a lot of work in the moment, but enjoy the time with friends and family. Lastly, I would tell myself to save my money!!! Build an emergency fund for whenever things go wrong, a savings account for college, a saving account for toiletries and odds and ends, and most importantly, come up with a budget!!! Budgeting would have helped me out alot if only I had started back in High School.


I would tell myself to relax. College will be fun! Of course it's not easy, but don't freak yourself out. Learn to prioritize and practice good study habits now! The good times definitely outway the study time (even if they are simultaneous).


In my four years of high school I attended five different schools, so when I made it to public school my junior year friends were not a big priority. I had a great group of friends my junior year, but during senior year we fell apart. If I were able to go back to that year, I would make sure to do everything possible to keep my group of friends together. Allowing it to all crumble has made me rely on myself and not feel a need to be intentional about friendships, which has often left me alone. Do not get me wrong, I have great roommates and friends at LBC, but they deserve more effort from me. Another piece of advice I would take back to high school is the benefit of being involved in extracurricular activities. I was involved in FCA, but that was my only activity outside of normal classes. I now whish that I had ventured out of my comfort zone into areas that would have given me opportunities to learn and grow. Seeing both of my brothers be involved in band, choir, and soccer makes me with I would have had the courage they do.


If I were to go back in time and visit myself as a senior in high school I would tell myself that is ok to be unsure of your future. Not only is it ok to go into school undeclared, but it is also not shameful to attend a community college for awhile before you discover more out about yourself. Rushing into a major and a school you are unsure about is unwise. Not only may you be wasting several years of your life but you may also be throwing away money. If you are unsure about what you should do than spend some time discovering who you are and what you like to do. What drives you? What motivates you to do better? What things in this world anger you or draw you to tears? Chances are that if you answer all of these questions then you will be much more sure about where your future lies.


I would definitely have to manage my time better with school and work, because with doing both things during the school year it's really hard to manage my time to get everything done, but all i need to do is take a step back, breathe and relax and everything will fall into place at some point or another. Never stress the small stuff or will not go anywhere with you're college career. Get the required amount of sleep, without sleep i will be restless in classes and won't be able to remember the information i learned but also won't be able to focus. Trying my best is what most important. No one can ask for more.


If I could go back and give advice about college to myself as a high school senior, the thing that I would stress the most is to get organized before the semester begins. I know from experience that if you do not have a system going into your classes, it is so much harder to start one once the work begins. It is really helpful to have organizational methods in place so that you don't have to worry about what is due when--instead, you can simply look at your calender or date book, and as long as you keep up with the work, you won't be too overwhelmed. Also, time management is really important. In high school, it was fairly easy to keep up by doing homework in homeroom or in the class before, but in college, it is vital that you pay attention in each class so as not to miss any information. As a result, doing the reading ahead of time and staying on pace with homework is a necessity.


I wouldn't change anything that I already did. In high school, I worked hard and made school a priority. My goal was to keep my grades up so that I could get into a good college. This work ethic has helped me so much in college! The change felt natural and I was fully prepared. I also am glad that I focused on friendship in high school. When I graduated, I had a core group of friends who were there to hold me accountable and be there for me. Having strong friendships made the transition into college a lot easier because I was walking alongside my peers who were experiencing the same thing I was. Taking academics seriously in high school will help you take college classes seriously as well. I feel as though I was fully prepared for college.


You need to pick a school where you feel academically challenged, you can immediately be actively involved in the community, and you are comfortable with your personality. One of the most important parts of college is learning to live with a roommate. Put aside judgment and expectations of others. Your roommate may not be your best friend, but she still deserves respect, courtesy, and a chance to be herself. You cannot put unreasonable expectations on her. Stay to your convictions because there is opportunity to give them up. I have so many friends who sold out in their first year. College is absolutely about academics and earning a degree, but it is an amazing socializing agent. Having the life skill of socializing appropriately is nearly as vital as the education you gain. Most of all, trust God to provide for all of your needs. This is a very important decision in your life. God will direct you where He needs you to be, and He will work through you wherever you choose.


Take CLEP tests! You are studying math, history and english right now so it's fresh in your mind, get those classes out of the way for cheap. Also, keep your options open. Going to college later in life is hard, and although a lot of good things have come from those years of working it would have been so nice to be under the parent's insurance and not paying for the car and phone. Just keep your head up, study each opportunity and pray that God will be with you in each decision you make. Don't go about life being selfish and thinking about today, live for your future and make decisions for tomorrow. And don't make the mistake of thinking you have to work a job you dislike forever, you can make a living doing what you love, even if you aren't the best in the field, you have amazing talents! Be yourself and live with passion!


There are so many thing that I would love to tell myself if I could go back in time. One) I would let myself know to apply for college scholarships while I was young, get involved in lots of community service and talk to guidance counselors a lot to help me determine what to take in college. Two) I would tell myself to not worry so much about boys, or hanging out with friends and to really focus on school, because all those distractions will keep you from achieving amazing things. Three) Take the opportunity to travel, study abroad, learn new things and have a little fun, you are only young once. And Lastly, don't be discouraged. Try subjects that will challenge you and keep focused. Before you know it you will be done with school, so don't not go for a career because of how long it takes. With all the time I have been in school, I could have been a lawyer already. Try not to take any semester breaks, because it gets increasingly harder to go back to school and you also start to forget what you have learned. Trust me I know from experience.


When I first started out in high school I wasn’t the best student or the most attentive. For two of my school years I played with my future by having a nonchalant attitude and a more focus on my appearance rather than school work itself. Now that I’m in college I have opened a new door to many things in my life, the atmosphere isn’t focused on appearance everyone in college is goal-oriented. If I could have just 30 minutes to talk with my high school self and give him “for future advice” I would tell him to stay focused, work hard, be true to you, and leave the outer appearance alone its only labyrinth that’s set up through your peers. I have a passion for music; singing has always been a hobby. I had plenty of opportunities to further my career in music, but I turned them around. I would tell the younger me to try out for American Idol, perform because practice makes perfect, and perfection makes you successful.


Its senior year in high school and as the final bell rang one afternoon I found myself heading toward my locker when suddenly I recoiled back in shock as I discovered an older version of myself starring back at me. “I’ve come back to give you some advice.” the older me stated. “The first thing you need to do is to wipe that smug attitude off yourself. As soon as you get to college you’re going to suddenly realize that maybe you don’t know as much as you thought you did. When you move into the dorm you are going to have to figure out what you believe in and what you stand for, because there are as many different opinions as there are stars in the sky and people are going to challenge you. Finally, you need to realize that college is not about your pride in academics, or honors, but it’s about being able to help others through what you have learned. It’s about giving something back.” Suddenly I found myself alone again awith those last words ringing in my ears, wondering if this had all just been a dream.


I am in the Elementary Education program, I've learned how to teach and discipline children. I am learning to become a teacher in a Christian atmosphere. Also, once I graduate, I can teach in public or private schools and teach overseas.


I would love to answer this question with happy experiences shared with my high dollar, far away from home, friend and experience infested university but I am unable to. I have been attending a two year community college in my home town. I have been living with my parents and attending night classes so I can work during the day to save up enough money to move out. I have watched my friends and more importantly boyfriend of three years move away to their dream colleges with their parents footing the bill and having a great college experience. I am happy for them but can not help but want the same for myself. My junior and senior year of high school I looked and applied for scholarships but was unable to receive one. I have continued the search but it has so far been of no success. Maybe this will be my way to a new freedom at my dream college or maybe it will be another hit and miss, either way at least I tried.


I have gained understanding of the Bible, friendships, and a new enviornment. First, since LBC is bibically grounded I have grown immensly in my faith while being in school here. I have studied the first five books of the Bible so far and am thoroughly enjoying it. Secondly, I have learned about friendships. I have made some of the best friends since being here. The girls I am around have my back through anything and care so deeply about me. When one is struggling we are able to ban together and pray. Also, I have been able to enjoy and explore a new enviornment. I am origionally from Maryland so it has been fun living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It has meant everything to me to attend here because I love it here. The new ideas I am learning mean so much to me.


Go with confidence! You've got a good head on your shoulders and you will make the transition just fine. God is with you and has lead you to the best school for you. When you get to college, dont worry about being undecided. Don't feel pressured to choose a major right away, either. Take your time. Explore your options. You'll find the career God is calling you to. You might begin to worry if it doesnt happen soon enough, but that is the time to trust all the more. When you do find that nitch that fits you, pursue it with your whole heart! Don't let it become uninspiring to you. Strive to maintain the passion you had when you first dreamed it and never stop growing and learning. You're going to make a difference. You are going to make an impact on the world around you. God is with you. Go with confidence!