New Year’s Day has come and gone, and I am getting ready to enter my last semester of college. I’m graduating in May. There, I said it. Therefore, it must be true. Even though it totally doesn’t feel like it’s true.

This chapter of my life is coming to a close and I’m high key nervous about what the next chapter will have me do. It’s so strange because on the one hand I’m absolutely terrified of the unknown, but despite that, I also know that I’m ready, I think, for whatever gets thrown my way.

That’s what college will do to you. It will throw friends, challenges, victories, adversity, etc. your way. Your 4-year quest will be to learn how to navigate and balance all of that.

So, for those of you that are wrapping up your college applications, chin up buttercups! You’ve got a lot to look forward to. I get that it’s annoying having to be working on applications when all you want to do is sleep, eat, repeat during Winter Break. Trust me, I am intimately aware with that annoyance. I’ve had to get up early and do work over this break and am not liking it one bit. But, like you, I am doing it to ensure a possibility towards my objective which is to be world dominator. Kidding. I want to be a doctor.

We can do this. You can finish those applications, and I can study for exams. C’mon, we’re first gens. What can’t we do?