There’s a long and glorious tradition around this time of year, as summer nights reach their peak and slowly melt into fall: trying to reinvent yourself. This is especially true for first-time college students: as they enter a life away from their family – and often the majority of their social circle – they look at college as a blank slate, a place where nobody knows who they are. It’s a chance to rebuild themselves, to escape from the trap of who they were in high-school and find a brand-new life as someone else. Someone cool.
Of course, this is hardly just the province of freshmen taking their first tentative steps away towards independence like wobbly baby deer; almost all of us have wondered what life would be like if we could just be different. If we could just… change who we were.
So why don’t you?