If I could go back in time to talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to not be so excited for college. When I was in high school, I chose to attend a local community college for two years to have a slow transition into college life instead of going straight to a big university. I expected to meet so many new people and make a lot of new friends. I expected to be more social than I was in high school because no one would know who I was. That was not the case due to going to a local community college. Although the college is very diverse, I have seen a lot of people that I already knew from high school. Due to not having my high expectations met, I was kind of let down and did not have much of social life in my first year of college. Having come to terms with the fact that I would not meet many new people now, I have branched out much more in this year.
If I could go back in time, and have a talk with my high school self about college, I would tell myself that it is very important to get as much rest as you can. Instead of staying up all night, go to bed early so that way you will be well rested for the next day. I would tell myself that it is always good to study ahead of time instead of trying to cramp everything into my brain the day before a big test. Also , I would let my high school self know that even if you make one bad grade, it is not the end of the world, do not be so hard on myself and there is always room for improvement.
For fear of my not focusing and achieving my 4.0 GPA, I would not tell myself to relax. I would tell myself that there are two kinds of people in this world: those who want to be a part of your life and those who don't. I would tell myself to forget the ones who don't and appreciate the ones who do because they're the ones who make you.