If I Could Start College Over, This Is What I’d Do Differently

“It’s okay if you don’t know what you want to do yet.”

Nicole Kenney
6 min readAug 1, 2022
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If I could use one word to describe my college experience, it would be unpredictable.

If someone were to go back to 2018 and tell me I would be spending a majority of my college career in the biggest global pandemic in a century, I would’ve told you that you’re crazy.

If you had told me my commute to class would be walking from my bed to my desk to open my laptop, I would’ve said you were lying. But despite the fact my (and many others’) experience has been far from normal, I still found myself in a lot of the run-of-the-mill problems that come with the newfound freedom of going to college.

Regardless, it was all worth it because I recently received my two Bachelor’s degrees. Even if it came in the mail two months after the ceremony after I had already forgotten about it.

However, if I could go back and give my past self some advice, this is what I would say.

Stop comparing yourself to what other people are doing or where they’re “at”.

I often found myself getting discouraged at the beginning of my freshman year when I would be sitting alone in…



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