Here we are. The land of new experiences. The land of new opportunities. New struggles. New lessons. Never thought you'd get here? Neither did I? It's been the first day and already I've learned so much and changed in ways that'll shape for the journey ahead.

Already I've met so many different kinds of people and learned to blend in. The first day teaches you the facade people put up when meeting strangers. Your roommates will teach you valuable lessons about co-living and what it means to really take one for the team. Giving up some cupboard space, sharing your food, or giving up the best room, is all apart of the vital college lifestyle.

What I've learned to be truly important is the mixing of blending in while also standing out. Just trying to get by while also making sure you make your mark. Walk with your head held high, and even if you don't know what you're doing, just pretend you do (but don't be afraid to ask for help).

Be you, but most importantly, step out of you.