Adjustment period

I remember feeling really confident and self-assured when I left here last semester. But I think over the summer I grew back all the defensiveness and self-doubt that I had shed last year, because I needed to be defensive again, and there wasn't a constant barrage of reassurance like there is here.

So now I'm sitting in my mod, feeling super anxious that my friends from last year don't like me anymore, even though I have explicit, unambiguous evidence supporting the contrary.

I'm looking forward to getting back to feeling the way Hampshire makes me feel -- but also, this makes it really clear that I need to work on strategies to carry that self-concept out of this campus.