This year has been an amazing journey for me. I definitely learned a lot more than I could have ever imagined in my first year of college. I remember at the beginning of the year being so scared for college and any screw-ups I may have during my freshman year will irreversibly ruin my life forever. I convinced myself that I would inevitably fail all of my classes if I pursued extracurricular organizations that I was interested in with the addition of school and my job. This idea made me very nervous and hesitant to break out of my shell and pursue my passions.
If I could travel back in time and talk to myself at the beginning of the year, I would definitely tell myself not to worry and that I will be able to make time for everything that I love. In fact, if I had gone out of my shell and joined a club that I was interested in, I would’ve been much less nervous and stressed because I would have an outlet. It’s important not to let fear get in the way of your passions.