To Myself the First Day of Freshman Year
If going back in time was as easy as pulling a book off of a shelf
I would step back into freshman year and change a few things about myself.
First, I would not have been afraid
Instead of being fearful of being labeled, stereotyped, or judged
I would have spoken up and out
In doing this, I could have just been me.
Second, I would have noticed the importance of every class
I would have taken time to fully do each and every homework assignment
I would have put more effort into learning new things, studying, and reading each text
I would not have missed a single class
Especially in Biology, Algebra, and English
In doing this, this year I would be graduating with my class.
Lastly, I would have accepted suggestions and had an open mind
I would have spoken often with my advisor
In doing this, today, I am certain I would be more informed and ultimately wiser.
If I could go back in time and talk to the old me standing in front of a mirror
The rest of my life and my future today would be so much clearer.
Written by Adrian Six