Do you want to graduate college with no regrets?
When I started college, I was unsure of my own journey. Other college students seemed to have it together. They were confident, bold, and outspoken.
Meanwhile, here I was, coming up with 100 excuses and what ifs in my head before asking a question in the lecture hall.
If this sounds familiar, you’re just like me five years ago.
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People normally assume that a student taking Communication would be confident and assertive, but I was the opposite. I was overthinking my words and actions and constantly doubting myself. I said yes to everything, which unfortunately, made me an easy target for manipulation. After I was stuck in a heap of extra tasks thrown by my group mates who knew I couldn’t say no, I told myself enough is enough.
A Common Issue Faced By College Students
I talked to a counsellor and discovered that I wasn’t alone. There were other college students who faced the same problems, and each of them had their own ways to cope with their issues. So, I started my own journey to come out of my shell.
My Advice To College Students
I spent several months trying different ways that would work for me, and I finally found one: Journaling. I understood myself better once I wrote my thoughts and feelings on paper. It has improved how I express myself and made me a better communicator. Now, I am proud to say that I’ve graduated college with no regrets, because I discovered my identity and worked through my insecurities and anxieties.