Creating A Better Version Of Myself Essay

1671 Words Oct 13th, 2016 7 Pages
Creating a Better Version of Myself Transitioning from being a high school student to a college student is an ongoing challenge for me up until now. Honestly, I wasn’t used to doing everything on my own yet because I was very reliant on my parents, teachers, and friends back in high school. But when I got to college I was really surprised at how independent most students were, so I aspired to become like that. I was so pressured to do things on my own and be independent but it had caused me to be extremely stressed out and overwhelmed. Gradually, my mental and physical health got worse and I wasn’t happy going to school anymore. At that point, I thought that I really needed to change my daily routine and seek some help. By giving myself off days to take care of my mental and physical health, find and ask help from the resources on campus, and strengthen relationships in my life, I will be able to walk on campus a lot more confidently and work hard to reach my goals and graduate.

Several incoming freshman are stressed out with the transition from high school to college because they aren’t used to the fact that they can only get help if they seek it. From kindergarten to twelfth grade students are constantly being guided by teachers, counselors, and staff from school. Many students are used to getting help without asking for it because there was always someone around to help them out. In high school, I got used to the fact that my schedule was made for me and that we had…

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