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I’m starting college in 4 days, and I’m scared out of my mind.
Half of it is having to go to a place where I know no one and make friends (with the threat of ending up a social outcast if I fail). I don’t really have much trouble making friends, so this is probably an irrational fear, but I’m still going to be so overwhelmed. I’m completely fine and talkative around people I know and like, and can be talkative to strangers as long as I feel like I have someone/something to fall back on, but put me in a place filled with only strangers and throw me out of my comfort zone? I become totally useless at socializing/holding a conversation. I’m going to be such a mess.
The other half is leaving my family. Maybe it sounds silly, but in my 18 years the longest time I’ve spent away from them was a week for sleepaway camp, and the thought of not having them around really scares me. Maybe in another month I’d be ready to say goodbye, but as crazy as it sounds this all just snuck up on me this past week and now I’m panicking.
That’s not even to mention how unprepared I am to live in a dorm, I’ve only bought a pillow and a coathook so far.
Can someone offer any advice or reassurance? :c
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