“This article is not about upholding the idea that people are incapable of change. In fact, I believe that — although there are always exceptions — most people involved in these situations are aware of their mistakes and want to improve. The only problem is that they are often not given the environment, opportunity or tools to do so successfully.”
“Just because a university isn’t for you doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with it. There’s a reason there are 4,000 degree-granting academic institutions in the United States. We all have different needs, and, as a result, different environments unleash the best versions of ourselves.”
Four years after attending my first Collegian meeting, it’s finally time to put a knot in this part of my life, to tuck the pieces beneath my warp strings and move on with something in its place. It’s certainly easier said than done, trying to extricate myself from this glorious tangle of newspaper twine and Slack threads.
Let’s unpack that. Yes, you are qualified, and yes, you are in the right place. It’s important to believe in yourself just as much as it is to quell your doubts. You never know, more people might be feeling the same thing.