Posted by Samantha Aw on
Saturday, November 16, 2013
One thing I would always tell my younger sibling who stresses about what he wants to do in life - dreaming is a free entity.
There are not many things that are free in this world, but the ability to dream is.
So why not take the opportunity to dream, and dream BIG.
Everyone at any point of their life would have gone through phases of trying to find out who they really are and
what they would want to be in a few years time. So do not worry, you are not alone.
College is a great place to start discovering your passions, your goals in life, and it is a great place for you to build a foundation. Being a senior and as I am preparing myself for the real world (after graduation), I have definitely gone through the whole cycle of being anxious and stressed out about my future career plans. I believe that this will be an ongoing process for many of us but I do find that the whole college experience has helped me paint a clearer picture of what I could see myself doing after graduating from here - and I am truly grateful to have wonderful advisers and peers whom have guided me throughout my years in SU. Therefore, if you do have questions or concerns, don't forget that we have warm and caring academic advisers whom you can always count on. Also, us student mentors are always more than happy to meet with you to guide and ease the transition process :) After all, it is very likely that we have gone through the same worries and concerns that you might have.
It is definitely intimidating and stressful to think about the future, but stress not, believe in yourself and have faith that things will fall into place accordingly. Work hard, but more importantly, work smart. There is no such thing as an overnight success and the word "success" is such a vague word as everyone have their own definition of the word.
One of my favorite quotes that I would constantly remind myself during times of doubt, "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference in whatever you do."
So whatever your dreams may be, go ahead and take that leap of faith. There is a difference when you see an individual who loves doing what they are doing and another who is doing it for the sake of the job.
Good luck for registration and for the second half of your quarter!
Samantha Aw, NSM