Transfer Fears

This picture has nothing to do with this blog post…

Homemade baked beans! They were really easy to make and my family enjoyed them.

Anyways. I figured I would give a little college update. I start in August [as most people in college do…] and I’ll admit, i’m nervous! I have fears. So I thought i’d share my ridiculous thoughts with everyone..and how I think positively through the fears.

My transfer student fears:

1.What if no one likes me or people think i’m weird? Okay, I already know that i’m weird. I think I’ll make friends pretty quickly because I like to listen to what people have to say and I’m a generally caring person. I have blogging buddies so I must not be THAT unlikeable 😉

Being weird in high school..

2. What if my roommate is a psycho killer? Has anyone seen the previews for the movie The Roommate? CREEPY.

3.What if I can’t keep up with the school work? I transferred to an academically prestigious high school for my junior year and made it out alive through hard work. I can do it!

4.What if I really miss my family, friends, and cute boyfriend? Jim and I already live 45 minutes from each other and we have made it work for over 2 & 1/2 years. My family will only be about 30 minutes away, not so bad!

My sister and I are close okay?! (circa 2008!)

5. How will I balance sports AND school work? I have done sports and gone to school my whole life, why the heck would I worry? People who play sports tend to get better grades too 🙂

6. What if I can’t find vegetarian food? The cafeteria is pretty large and has tons of options, I think i’ll be just fine!

7. What if I hate it? Then I’m quitting and going to culinary school. Not kidding.

I wouldn’t mind baking all morning, every morning if college doesn’t work out.. just sayin’ 😉

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On the running front: I did 7.2 miles this morning in 1:03. It was hot out and I left around 7:15AM. I need to leave earlier to beat the heat!

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What were your fears going into college/a new job/new situation? How did you combat your fears?

So do not fear, for I am with you; 
   do not be dismayed, for I am your God. 
I will strengthen you and help you; 
   I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

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24 comments

  1. I love how you answered every question–such a healthy task to do. You are awesome and it’s gonna be awesome!! No worries 🙂

  2. I agree with Jess.. you stated the question that you are kind of worrying about.. but then problem solved your way through it! Your fears are totally normal.. most people just experience them a year earlier then you! I know you will love it.. and will be successful in every aspect of your life as a student/athlete.. and phenomenal person!

  3. You will be fine girly! While I understand all of those fears, I truly think everyone is happy wherever they end up for school.

  4. Seriously? You GOT this.
    Be afraid if people who claim to like you say “You are not weird” cause they are missing the point. Heehee. That will be a warning.

    Roomie wealth? The odds are in your favor but no promises. My experiences? Perfect.
    Missing everyone will be okay. I promise.

  5. Why would people not like you? I think you’re pretty awesome if I do say so myself! 🙂 And it IS true! Athletes tend to perform better academically! It’s all the endorphins, I guess! 🙂 Anyhow, you’re gonna be fine. You’ve got awesome people (Jesus!!!!) working’ for ya. Until then, enjoy your summer! I’m not joking when I say that I want to stuff my whole face in that cake/dessert jar…

  6. Hi Allie! Don’t worry. It’s normal that you feel fear for something unknown. Once you start going, you will think that you were just overwhelmed. Your family, Jim, and all of us support you and we guarantee everyone will love you! 😉 You worry now but it’s better that you worry less in the future for sure. 🙂 Go Allie! ^_^

  7. It’s great to see your positive answers in the middle of your fears, you rock! I think you’re gonna do awesome. Heck, at least you can’t have a roommate as bad as mine was! Hahaha 😀 You’re a friendly, God loving, happy person and I have a feeling you’ll attract lots of friends 🙂 God will help you through the transition, no prob! 🙂

  8. I had most of the same exact fears going into college… In fact, it was my first time going into a ‘real’ classroom, as I had been homeschooled my entire life. But I learned to balance classes and sports, got really good grades, and even made friends that will last a life-time. (Not tons of friends. But five BEST friends). 🙂 You will be more than fine. You will do great! It’s normal to be scared, because it’s a new experience… and a huge experience at that. But it’s a memorable experience and totally worth it! 🙂

  9. I had so many of the same fears when I went to school and later when I transferred campuses. All I can say is that I’m positive that you will be okay. Even if things are kinda shaky at first, you’ve got a great support system at home, a sunny disposition that I know people will love (and if they don’t they are missing out!), creativity (this will help with the food sitch, whatever it may be), and strength that will help you balance everything.

    Just follow the two week rule: the first two weeks don’t count because you need that time to adjust!

    Hugs!

  10. I was REALLY nervous about my roommate becuase I was so shy and such an introvert… but honestly, they’r ejsut as nervous as you are! Bring cookies, make friends, ENJOY IT!

  11. Awwww… I can’t imagine ANYONE not liking you. You’re going to do great! 🙂

    #7 is my fav. If you quit and go t culinary school… let’s just say I’d be envious. And I might copy you. LOL!

  12. I went to a college that was a 20 hour drive from my house. And knew no one there. Two years later, I transferred to another college where I knew no one. And then I graduated and moved to a new city where I knew no one. And it’s intimidating, but it’s NEVER as bad as you think it’ll be! And if you’re a little whacky, I think it goes over even better! That much easier to start conversations and make friends. Advice? Just take it all in stride, we’re all stronger than we think, and everything’s an adventure if you make it one!

  13. I love that you countered each of those negative thoughts. That’s so awesome. Huge props to you! I need to do that more often. Overall it’s going to be great and you’ll be so happy to have that experience!

  14. My first day in University I was conviced i would have no friends bc I had a single room and everyone else had roomates…I actually cried. But then I I had to get out there since I didnt have the tag along roomate buddy and honestly I had the best experience of my life

  15. That is so nice how possitive attitute you have and how you find an answer to every question/fear! I believe you´ll be doing perfectly fine at your college. You seems like such a cute and optimsitic person that I don´t see any reason why you wouldn´t be a “college-star” 🙂

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