My College Story

Rhiannon Brast

When I started college I was struggling with finding myself. In high school I lost both of my parents and I was the first kid going to college. This was a lot for me to handle. I had my family to help, but it’s not the same when it’s not your parents. I felt like there was a lot of pressure on my shoulders to hold up a whole family’s legacy.

Starting college I went through different groups but ended up finding mine. I was in a new relationship (but girl the red flags were so bright). As I am reaching the end of my time here I just want to make a few things clear. It is okay to have to work and take classes, its even okay to take a smaller work load in order to support yourself.

Also, you are going to experience some losses, whether that be in life, relationships, or grades. Take those losses as motivation to better yourself. Loss is a part of life so we need to accept it and grow from it.

If your parents say a relationship is bad 9 times out of 10 they are right. End of discussion lol.

School is hard. Life is hard. You are here for a reason and are more than capable of handling it. If nobody has told you thi, I believe in you.