Advice for Awkward People

Greetings, Joshua

I am a first year in the class of 2019(+?), majoring in 15-112 and Red 9, and I am experiencing some major issues. Orientation was such a stimulating experience, but this week, classes are going to start. Throughout my life, I have been an avid collector of street art, such as lightly chewed gum, mint-condition bottle caps, and blurry iPhone pictures of graffiti.

I am having major anxiety because I do not know whether or not I will be able to balance my passion for collecting and my passion for my school work. Could you provide me with some advice, oh wise one?

Majorly Anxious Girl, Pacing In Earnest

College is a balancing act. There are hundreds of things vying for your attention at any given time, and it’s part of the growing process to figure out what to focus on and what can fall by the wayside. Maybe you’ll find that you need to concentrate your collecting to just bottle caps and photos and let the gum go. Or maybe not.

What you will find, though, is that being very busy forces you to prioritize, and this prioritization allows you insight into your true passions.

So collect that street art, code some amazing games of Tetris, and use all $810 of those Dinex dollars on chips and cheesecake. This is your year. You’ve got this.

Or just get some Trident from Entropy,
Joshua Brown.