Attending college for the first time has been a trying but great experience for me. The way in which you grow up, mature, and find out who you really are, is something you can't accomplish without going to college. The feeling of being home sick, the loneliness of not knowing anyone, the pressure of playing college football, living with someone you have never met before, are just some of the struggles of being at college for the first time. College is a roller coaster of ups and down, but with having met great friends and starting to like life away from home, is making college one of the best experiences of my life.
Dorm life has to be one of the most different and interesting experiences in college. Walking into your new home for the first time, and finding out it is a twelve-foot by twenty-five foot box. Then realizing you have to share it with a complete stranger is one of the more scary things to deal with in college. After you are moved in and starting to get used to your new surroundings there is always the tough task of letting yourself out of your shell and meeting all the other people that live around you. Yet, when you start to become friends with the other people in the dorms, it starts to feel more normal and comfortable being away from home. Even so with having met some of the other people in the dorms you still can't fight being homesick. It is really tough to get used to the new food, and not being able to see your family you took for granted all the years before.
Now, one of the most scary and nervous things I have done in college is play football. Walking onto a totally new team with all new people you have never met before or seen play makes even the best players nervous. The fear of trying to find your nitch on the team, finding out what type of skills everyone else has, what position you might play, or if you will even play at all. Going to practices and workouts with players that don't even know your name or playing style can just make your stomach sick.