"Live one day at a time. Know that everyone survives and you will too ❤."
In my opinion, every single quarter of D1 year was rough. There's just so much material and it can get so overwhelming. Add on your personal and social life and it'll feel like you're drowning, but here's how to get through it: - Live with supportive people you can share your struggles with (shout out to Ameera, Anna, and Yvonna for always being there for me). - Realize what is important to your whether that be your well-being, your relationship with your partner, or your passions. Make time for them. - Make a solid group of friends. Just a few people is all you really need, but find the ones you can both be goofy with as well as study with. - Join clubs so you can lean into your interests as well as meet new people. - Upperclassmen will be your best friends. They can serve as a huge resource to your survival so get to know them. - Enjoy yourself. If someone asks you if you wanna get boba or cheap wings, even though you have a test coming up, yummy food and good company will always make for some good memories. - Live one day at a time. Know that everyone survives and you will too.