The College Craze

Good news: I received a request! So here it is: The College Craze (almost called The College Crawl, since I have visited twelve so far…).

The burning question is: what I am most looking forward to in college?

Well. What indeed?

Despite my growing unease and, consequently, growing efforts to quell the panic, I am really excited about college. New people, a new place, endless clubs and opportunities, study abroad, figuring out my life (that’s the goal at least), and those ca-raaazy college football games and parties and what have you! But I think it all boils down to one thing.

Independence.

Even now, I’m a rather independent person. You will rarely catch me asking for help–no, I can carry these various items just fine on my own, thank you very much!–and I honestly prefer being alone sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, I love hanging out with my friends, but I like my space. And although my parents are lovely people (and not just because they read this!), I am extremely excited to live largely on my own. My mother is not at all a “helicopter mom”, but I cannot wait to make my own decisions. To come and go as I please, to lounge around in pajamas all day if I want to, to be able to eat cookie dough for dinner, to make big choices about my future! Actually, that last part sounds terrifying.

As a senior, I have a lot more friends in college now than I did in past years, and while seeing their rollicking fun on social media instigates a fiery panic inside me, it also makes me yearn to graduate and move on! So to my readers: I am most excited about independence in college. And to my future roommate: I hope you like cookie dough.

Submitted with undying love for,
pajamas, cookie dough, independence, the part of my that is excited about going to college, six months until graduation (WOAH), and you for reading, my dear friend!
I remain Madilyn Jayne Turken

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