If I could travel back to the beginning of this year and tell myself one thing, it would simply be to relax a little more. I came into college so sure that it would be insanely difficult and that I’d have to put all my focus into my classes and that my grades were everything. While I still definitely believe that college is hard and grades are important, I now know that it’s not worth it to give up other things I love to make more time for school. I would tell myself to join things I truly enjoy and trust that it’ll work out in the end, and that it’s not the end of the world if I do badly on an exam or two. I would also tell myself to try to focus on the actual learning more than I did this year, rather than just the grade I received. Finally, I would tell myself to enjoy every day I get to spend here, because time really does fly when you’re having fun.