The Battle to Belong

Do you remember what it was like to be a college freshman?  You’re 18 years old and just stepped foot on campus for your freshman year. Remember what that moment was like? If you’re like me, we tend to remember the high points of our college years. The friends we made; the Saturday football games; and especially graduation. It’s easy for us to remember the excitement we felt when we first arrived on campus; but we forget about the internal turmoil we all felt once the excitement wore off. We forget about the intense desire to belong and the peer pressure to ‘go with the flow.’ We forget what it was like to be surrounded by thousands of peers but still feel completely alone. In summary, most of us have forgotten the battle that every college freshman faces as soon as they get to campus. I call…

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