The jump from high school to college can be a difficult one. And if you’re planning on doing college abroad, then do I have some news for you! However, as difficult as all of it may sound, this period of life can shape you into the person you will be for the rest of your life. And if the right steps are taken, you will do just fine. Friends who I thought would not be able to manage without their family and benefits back in Dhaka ended up turning out to be the strongest ones! One such glaring example is that of my best friend. I do not think I had ever seen anyone as attached to their family as him. I remember him being deeply skeptical about how he would manage in Canada with such little support. It’s been three years since he’s been gone and I see him as a completely different person now! Seeing how smoothly he manages his bills, laundry , grocery etc alongside studying really makes me wonder how different he is from the person he was back here in Dhaka. This time of your life is indeed very confusing and you will question yourself multiple times but it’s completely okay. The unlikeliest of people manage just fine no matter how adverse the situation and you will too, if you have your goals set out straight.
Author : zaara zareen
Student of Media studies and journalism