College Life

“May be highly educated but will have had to struggle with the social aspects of college. May have one or many partial degrees.” College was definitely an uphill climb for me. Schoolwork was relatively straightforward and manageable, but working alongside my peers was a different story. I thought of transferring or dropping out many times. The anxiety that sometimes crippled me came from being misunderstood as rude and coldhearted, from being bullied for dating outside my race, and from sometimes just choosing the wrong friends that I couldn’t read well. I made it through by graduating early, but the effects were devastating for a year afterward. Even so, I’m now in a remote access, online grad school program, which is better for me (at least with respect to social interaction). 

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