My ancestors left Ireland to find a better life for their descendants. By moving to Dublin after college and walking on the same ground where they tread, I like to imagine I was fulfilling their wildest dreams.
In this first of a series of student-written pieces on the stresses and anxieties of college student life, the writer notes that his old coping strategies didn’t quite prepare him for senior year. “My conscious self didn’t know how to process it,” he writes. “So my unconscious self filled in the gaps.”