“I’m stress eating.”
I couldn’t help, but laugh! So far the group text with my college girls had been full of excitement about rush, the sororities they had picked and the new friends they had made. Life had drastically changed for them.
In the midst of this excitement though an inconvenient thing called classes had started. Syllabus shock was here. Professors had laid out every single assignment and test for the next several months and the reality check of what all had to happen in the next year had arrived.
Her story is common. After the initial rush of excitement, it’s not uncommon for a college student to feel overwhelmed, discouraged, lonely and/or out of place. There has been a LOT of new the past few weeks and it can leave a longing for something familiar and comfortable.