Ask a Wag Carrie Holt On campus The Freshman Experience



Recently I've been feeling a lot of emotions about being a senior and how far I've come, so I decided to get my fellow seniors' input on this week's post idea. I asked my peers, "If you could speak to yourself as a high school senior, what would you say?" Here are some of the responses. 

"Don't worry, you change majors."

"If I could go back and tell myself something, I would tell myself not to regret anything and just live life the way I want to and not the way others expect me to."

"If I could speak to myself as a high school senior, I would say just come out already! Haha, just kidding, but then again not really kidding at all. I just wish that I could have been more comfortable with myself and everything that comes with that, but learning about myself has been one of the best parts of college so I don't think I would trade that experience. I would also say to enjoy every day that you have in college because it all goes by way too quickly."

"I guess I would have just told myself what my friends told me when I was a freshman and they were about to graduate: it will fly by fast so take advantage of every opportunity you have and live your life to the fullest.  Get involved and try new things, because an experience like this will most likely never happen again so enjoy it while it lasts!"


"If I were to say something to my high school self, it's Be less afraid. College seems so big and scary, and it can be, but the best things that have ever happened to me here have been because I took a chance. While my choices may not have ended the best every time, being able to tell those stories, and being able to say that at least I tried is an accomplishment in itself."

"I would tell myself to not lose sight of who I am and not to rush to figure out what I want to do."

"If I could speak to myself as a high school senior, I would give myself a warning. I would tell myself that college is difficult. It is a roller coaster with many peaks and valleys. But the ride is worth it in the end and it is a hell of a lot of fun."

"I would tell my high school self to sit back and have a glass of wine (all hypotheticals of course). Not to be cheesy, but I would want to cherish the first two years, really appreciate the friends that I know will last beyond space, and most importantly, to pick a major earlier cause damn, the whole catching up part: poop."

"If I could talk to myself as a high school senior I would say, 'Get ready to love every minute of college and find a home away from home with friends that are like family.'"

"If I could speak to myself as a high school senior I would say, 'Stop trying to please everyone and be careful what/who you wish for in your life.'"

"I was a worrywart as a high school senior, so I think I would tell myself to breath and relax and have faith that everything will be okay."

"I would tell her that so much is going to change and that it's going to be scary and awesome. I would tell her to believe in herself and enjoy the ride."

"If I could talk to myself as a high school senior I would say. 'I know you hear it from everyone when they say college flies by, so cherish it... It is true. Remember the little things just as much as the big things. Let all of the great memories create a vivid picture book in your mind. Because these are the memories and friends that you will never forget and that you never want to lose.'"