College Starts In 2 WeeksSchoolCollege Starts In 2 Weeks<div class="ExternalClassA9E406508CDC43FC95BDCF6756C1B6B2"><p>​<span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">Okay so I need advice on something. College starts for me in two weeks, and I'm a nervous wreck! Its like I'm excited to be starting college and all, and I will be with some of my friends as well, but I am scared about the fact about meeting new people, because for me I am a social butterfly but its honestly harder than it looks being one. I'm just nervous about the fact that its all new and it'll be different than high school. As a matter of fact, I'm rethinking my whole decision of going to college and I know it shouldn't go that far. So do you have any advice on how to combat these feelings? PS I've had a three day headache because of worrying and stuff. </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass279D06DBABAE4345A4851AF15D8CB36A"><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">We are glad you are reaching out today. While we are not discounting your feelings, many college freshman feel the same way you do. It is likely one of the, if not the biggest decision, for many individuals up to this point in life. Most colleges are very aware of the anxiety felt by many freshman, and go to great lengths to address this and help freshman acclimate to the new environment. Check with your college to see what events, programs, and individuals will be available to help you with the adjustment. That can help take some of the mystery out of what to expect. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">Being a social person, and having a friend with you there will also help. Talk to your friend about your worries and make a plan of how you can spend some time together the first week you are on campus. Try to focus on the things that you can control in this situation and be proactive instead of reactive.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;"><a href="/Pages/What-Can-You-Control.aspx?Topic=School">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/What-Can-You-Control.aspx?Topic=School</a><br></span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">We have a couple more tips for you to review:</span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;"><a href="/Pages/Transitioning-to-College.aspx?Topic=School">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/Transitioning-to-College.aspx?Topic=School</a><br></span></p><p><a href="/Pages/tip-6-steps-to-curm-social-anxiety.aspx?Topic=Anxiety"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-6-steps-to-curm-social-anxiety.aspx?Topic=Anxiety</span></a><br style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;"></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;"> And remember, we are always here for your as well. Give us a call or send us a text if you want to talk.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">Sincerely,</span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.3333px;">Larry – Counselor</span><br></p></div>18

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