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I need advice on how to handle the future.

I need advice on how to handle the future.

edit-boy-zero

Dear lord... I hope you're taking creative writing because you're pretty good at it. Anyhow my young friend, you'll be fine. The future is just going to keep coming at you. Eyes closed, dive in head first, you'll be fine! Not sure about your girlfriend though. You may meet someone else


Dillpickle765

Thanks for the compliment and the kinds words! I’m going to try my hardest to maintain my relationship but I totally understand you there, who knows what might happen


Frequent_Lychee1228

Well there is no answer to the future. Only the present. You take things day by day. None of us know what your future will be like. Be realistic. Dont be overly pessimistic or optimistic. Your future is not guaranteed to be good or bad. Everything really depends on what you do everyday in the present. So if bad things do happen, so be it that is a part of life. If good things happen, then good for you that is also a part of life. I know for sure that if you can move forward even when bad things happen, which will always happen, you will do fine.


Dillpickle765

I appreciate the insight and support:)


laurakershaw

I don’t have advice specifically for most of these questions because a lot of them are things you’ll need to figure out for yourself. I can tell you that my friend went to Cornell and it seems out of the Ivy’s they’re one of the more approachable options and have good resources to help students out. She’s returning there to do her PhD now after doing some research at Yale (which she definitely wasn’t as fond of). My recommendations from a general college sense would be to make the most of your opportunity and be open to new people and experiences. Cornell is fairly isolated as a campus (kind of in the middle of nowhere), but they have an amazing community there, good boba/takeout, and definitely excellent academic and social programs. The more you embrace Cornell, the more you’ll get out of it (as is true for most college educations). They accepted you for a reason and you can definitely handle it, just take care of yourself mentally and physically and do your best! Good luck! (Also if you’re ever feeling home sick, just go home for a weekend once a month to recenter if you need to, you’ll probably realize you won’t need to, but 2.5 hours isn’t that far and you can have people come visit you as well). :)


Dillpickle765

The only thing I was thinking might be good about a semi-frequent 2.5 hour drive is the time it’ll give me to think lol. Thanks for the insight upon the school, it definitely helped me remember what I liked about it so much when I went:)


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laurakershaw

Definitely, I only went to school about 45 minutes from home for undergrad and did a lot of trips back and forth, but afterwards I moved to MI (9 hours from home) for grad school. I think it’s a natural transition to leave home and have your own experiences and I’m sure you’ll have a great time!