Dear Straight Talk: I’m heading to an East Coast college this fall. My siblings all loved their college years and whenever I voice my nervousness they tell me it’s normal and will get better once I’m there. Every time I talk about leaving, I cry and can’t block out the “what ifs” and worst-case scenarios.
My parents are worried I’ll end up transferring. I really like my life here and think, why move when I have such good thing? From my competitive high school, everyone goes to college right away. I’m not sure I don’t want that, I’m just extremely nervous. Besides telling me how normal this is, what’s your advice for dealing with this huge transition? — Eloise, 18, Beverly Hills.
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