Dear Freshman Me,
Welcome to college.
Welcome to Duke.
These really are going to be some of the most exciting four years of your life so far.
Get ready to learn and grow, but sometimes be a complete dummy.
Contrary to what some may advise, I would say start worrying.
You only have four years left at this fabulous university.
Although it might seem like a lot, time will fly.
First things first, explore everything. Check out every club, every activity, and every class. Make sure to keep a curious mind. Be open to trying new things because what might seem ordinary now could incidentally become your passion down the road.
But also, make sure to enjoy these few years.
You will be making life long friends and cherishable memories.
Also remember that around you are some of the coolest, smartest, and interesting 18 year-olds out there. Maybe get to know them and learn a thing or two from them.
Honestly, there is no perfect way to do college.
Just be yourself and make the most of it.
Wish you all the best!
Your Future Self
Art by Natalia Mesa