The Drawing Board

 

There is nothing scarier than a blank page. You sit and stare at it willing yourself to think of something creative to write, draw, or paint on its stark pages.
I’m back at the drawing board, sitting next to you, struggling to make sense of the picture in my head.
I seem to becoming back to this place a lot lately. My drawing gets so far, and then gets erased, only to leave that page, mockingly waiting for my next move. I don’t know the next move.
but
that’s OK. I don’t need too. All we both need to know is that we can make mistakes. We can mess up the page so all the white is gone, filling every available space with mistakes. The beauty of sitting at the drawing board is that there is always an eraser.
Make a mistake, rub it out, pick up the pencil and start all over again.
I see you there sitting next to me.
Welcome back to the drawing board.
NB. I turn 26 tomorrow. When did I become a grown up?

Are you currently in college? If so, then you are one of the many millions of people trying to find your identity in this world. College can be one of the most stressful times of your life because you are facing a lot of uncertainty. Read the below article for some great advice that will help you deal with this in a better way.

Don’t procrastinate with applying for grants and scholarships. When you take more time to find money for college, you won’t need to borrow as much. Create a system that details deadlines so that you can submit applications on time.

Involve yourself in several activities like clubs and advisory panels while in college. Also, activities can help to bolster you resume for future work. Try not to do more than you can handle while maintaining your grades.

If you need money for college, you should consider applying for federal financial aid and scholarships. Visit the FAFSA website and follow the application process to get access to federal funding or grants. If you are denied federal funding, apply for different scholarships related to the subject you want to study.

Why are you attending college? It is important to answer this question for yourself. Are you in college just because it seems like the thing to do? Are you there to just have a college experience? Are you there to learn a specific subject. Carefully evaluate why it is you are attending college and prioritize.

Although the tips you have just read are an excellent guide for anyone going to college, be aware that they do not contain all you should know. You will have to do a lot of self-reflection on your own, but you can and should use these tips as a starting guide. Just remember that although college is stressful, you can get through it and successfully discover yourself.