by The Cowl Editor on September 13, 2018
by Abigail Czerniecki ’19
Transitioning into freshman year, or any new year of school, can be challenging. We have spent all summer in our comfort zones surrounded by familiarities, but college is a time to embrace your curiosities and challenge yourself. Whether you are a freshman or a senior at Providence College, the school provides a foundation for you to grow on, but you must act on it.
I am very blessed to be a part of the Friar Family, but even more blessed to be a part of The Cowl and the PC Women’s Swimming and Diving Team.
Freshman year, I was too timid and embarrassed to explore new things that my friends were not interested in, and I lost the opportunity to discover my passions. Once I cast off my fears and got involved on campus I uncovered my passion for journalism and leadership.
PC students—I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and meet life with passion.
In order to experience what you dreamed college would be, you must reach for the new horizons.
Try out new clubs or take a class that sounds interesting, because that is how you grow to reach your full potential.
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors: it is never too late to get involved in campus activities.
There is no straight path to your future destinations, so I encourage you to make it as curvy and as unconventional as possible. Seniors: you will always be a part of the Friar Family, even when you graduate, but I advise you to embrace what is in front of you and to aim above your expectations.
Mark Twain once said, “Four years from now when you graduate, you will be more sorry about the things you didn’t do than the things you did.”
Finding my own path at PC was challenging, but as I enter my senior year I know I have taken advantage of the opportunities that are on PC’s campus. I am beyond grateful for all the Friar Families I have been a part of here and it would not have been possible if I never stepped outside my own comfort zone.