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    5 true pieces of advice first-years hate hearing

     

    5. “You will be fine.”

    My initial reaction: Thank you, oh wise predecessor. I was concerned about my capabilities and how I am going to make all this happen, but your lukewarm assurance has entirely cured me of my worry.

    Why it is still true

    There is no real clarification here. You will be fine. No matter what happens. That is a truth that always applies but always falls flat for those who need to hear it.

    You don’t want to hear how it will be fine when you are panicked or feeling inadequate. You will probably land on your feet and pass the test, class, semester, or year. Some may not, and they will be fine, too. Today’s failure may change the direction you are headed, but it doesn’t hinder the possibility of tomorrow’s success.

    Now, isn’t that uplifting?

    Read more from Shelby May here

    Shelby May
    Shelby is a third-year student at Southern College of Optometry. She is particularly interested in Vision Therapy and Pediatrics. Any ...

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