The final year – drawing enough courage to make it to the diving board

Let’s be honest, you’re comfortable swimming. You know all the angles of the pool and how far you can go. But your time in the pool is almost up, and you have to be prepared for what’s next. Think of this as the high dive … its scary. Even the ones who tell you they aren’t afraid are […]

Read More

The third year – entering the deep end

So you’ve made it, you’ve tackled your first two years of discovery – and they weren’t easy. You’ve learned a great deal about yourself, maybe who you want to be when you “grow up” and you’ve identified the friends with whom you want to share the rest of your college career. Finally, this whole college […]

Read More

The second year – treading water

So you’ve spent a little time in the water, and you think your well adjusted. Only to find out, the first year is just half of the uphill battle. The second year you spend in college will be one of the most difficult socially, academically, and professionally. The proverbial “sophomore slump” is no joking matter. […]

Read More

The first year – jumping in

Everyone experiences it, you remember, the very first time you jump into the pool. Its warm outside, and you can’t wait to get in. The anxiety and joy almost over runs you – I mean hey you’re starting a new part of your life you should be excited. You know before you jump it’s going […]

Read More

College is like Swimming … A reflection on 4 years

Last time I graduated I wrote letters to people who meant the most to me, basically as a thank you. This year was no different, however, I believe what I learned and experienced throughout going away to college was far greater than what I could share with the few who received the letters. So I […]

Read More