All feelings fade, even those you thought would drown you.
College so far has been underwhelming, but our narrator is convinced this will be his year, the one where he gets the girl and becomes comfortable in his own skin.
But when a new arrival turns his world upside down, the resulting year is unlike anything he envisioned.
This will be a year of first love and first heartbreak; of alcohol, drugs, and sex; of anxiety and doubt. But there's redemption to be found in growing up and moving on. Maybe even in new love...
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I’ve always been a sucker for new beginnings.
There’s nothing as satisfying as ripping out a sheet that has grown messy, crumpling it, and flipping to a blank page to start anew.
As you stare at the clean sheet, previous shortcomings fade, hope is renewed, and that intoxicating siren song calls your name, whispering that—despite all prior evidence to the contrary—your time has come, that this page is the one where you get it right.
On that first Saturday of my junior year, I was abuzz with excitement for what lay ahead. Freshman and sophomore year had been riddled with boneheaded moves—I’d rarely wasted a good opportunity to embarrass myself—but, in the spirit of new beginnings, I was ready to turn the page and call those countless mistakes by a more noble name—experience.
The theme for the year, as it had been since my first day on campus, now two years past, was girls. Standing at the halfway mark of my college years, staring back at the barren past and forward to the foggy future, I was beginning to worry my time was running out.
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Read the rest of chapter 1, as well as chapters 2-5, here.