High school graduation seems like it was yesterday. From tassel flipping to cap tossing culminating what seemed to be the longest 4 years of your life. Now on to living life abundantly with your best friends all summer long. Staying up all night curfew free. It’s 2am on a Tuesday night and your Fortnight squad is dominating. No parents asking if you’re done with your homework, no alarm clock to worry about waking you up at 6:15am, not a care in the world. Life couldn’t be any sweeter. Then it hits you… reality sets in. You realize that your first day of college is right around the corner and suddenly a feeling of terror slowly takes over your body. You feel yourself going numb from your toes and slowly climbing up your entire being. It’s almost as if you are paralyzed just at the thought of how your first semester will go. Am I even smart enough for college? What if I hate my roommate? What should I wear? Am I going to make friend? And the list goes on.
You’re not alone. There are hundreds of other first year students at University of South Alabama that share the very same fear. In fact, there are students at home right now thinking of an excuse to tell mom and dad so they can play hooky on the first day of school. We all have been there, I promise. However, what that fear fails to tell you is some of our most blissful moments are found on the other side of terror.
The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. – Will Smith
Some of the best moments in your life await you the moment you step foot in Mobile. Yes, you are coming into a new environment around people you have never seen before in your life. But don’t think of it as the first day of school, think of it as the first day of the rest of your life. Just make sure you live your best life. You’re best memories are waiting for you to make them and just in case you need help preparing, here are a few tips to help you conquer some of the most common fears freshman face their first year.
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13 Common College Freshmen Fears and How to Conquer Them
Yes, the 4th of July has gone, but the summer is still in its prime and what says summertime more than a fun- filled barbecue!!!! There’s nothing like friends gathering under the summer sun without a cloud in the sky, watching while the grill master works their magic, playing a fun game of Cards Against Humanity, and laughing until your cheek grow sore. Well you’re in luck, July is National Grilling Month! It’s the perfect time to host a get together, grill up some delicacies with friends and attend one of our community events at the District! It’s a great way to meet new friends and neighbors in Mobile! Be sure to follow our social media sites ALL month long to see which event speaks to you. We can’t wait to see you there! Have a great community event idea? We would LOVE to hear about it! Contact our leasing staff today to let them know what we can plan next month.
There are so many fun and exciting things happening the month of June! For starters, the first official day of summer is this month! We have a day all about celebrating dads, and one all about our best friends. For more fun to look forward to this month, check out our list of important dates below. And of course follow our social media to see what fun events we will be holding at The District. Everyone is invited! So if you’re just visiting Mobile for the day or here for orientation at University of South Alabama, stop on by!