Written By Jeremy Garth
"Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle, and best at the end." - Robin M. Sharma
With school approaching so rapidly, it is time for students to face their new reality. The learning institution that you may remember is no more. While this may bring fear to returning students and newcomers, there might be light at the end of the tunnel.
Find Your Normal - Do things that remind you of times before all of this. Whether it is a favorite reading location on campus, a path you like to walk to class, etc. Try to find your sense of normalcy among all of the changes.
Cherish the Moment- Months ago, we were not allowed at our respective institutions; while things are not the same, we are now able to return, and that alone is something to be excited about going back. Cherish the fact that while you may not be able to do everything, you can at least take some steps back to "normalcy."
Stay Focused - Do not allow the outside world to distract you from the reason we are going back to school in the first place. Remain focused on your studies and allow the extra time spent in your home or dorm to propel you into being a better student than ever before.
We all want things to return to normal, and we have since we left in March. While we transition back to school, we must remain rigid and not allow these changes to hinder us from living our lives. Let this time be a lesson to cherish the little things because soon you'll realize they weren't little things at all. They were everything.