Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Frosh Perspective: Facing Fear

Angelina Truchan is a freshman at Wayne State University who plans to major in public relations. She hopes to share a bit of her year and her perspective with our Under PRessure readers. This month, she sums up her successful first semester and shares what's to come!


I have now officially completed my first semester of college here at Wayne State University. There have been a few challenges, but overall I have found that college life isn’t so bad after all. One particular thing I began to realize these past few months is that we are the only ones holding ourselves back from accomplishing our goals. We must thrive and make our own decisions in order to live a satisfied life, because at the end of the day, it's just you. Any time we withhold ourselves from achieving our goals because “we can’t do it” we're battling our own mentality.

This is why I began to train my mind to laugh in the face of fear. Fear is the weakest emotion and I choose to despise it. What I have started to realize is that life is all a game of man vs. self. My biggest hurdle in life is overcoming my own thoughts and dismissing the negative vibes of those around me. Once I have done this, I believe I can accomplish anything. Sometimes discouragement can arise while trying to make it in this cold world, but I believe as long as I don’t give up on my dreams, my dreams will not give up on me.

In fact, I have already begun starting a brand of my very own! My best friend, Rhea Montante, and I are soon to launch a fashion blog which we have called “Cold Chic." We just created an Instagram account: @coldchic and our website will be up and running very soon. Give us a follow and we will keep you all posted on our official launch!

I hope all my fellow college freshman can do likewise in silencing their inner demons as well as any negative people who try to doubt your dreams and ambitions in life. Laugh at them! You’ll be the one holding a pay check and a smile on your face at the end of the day.

Until next time,

Angelina Marie

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