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A Letter to my Freshman Year Self

September 14, 2016


Dear Freshman Year Abyssinia,

Welcome to Princeton! I know that walking onto campus feels like one of the scariest, most exciting experiences in the world. Although you’re nervous, I can definitively say that the next four years are going to be some of the most fun, challenging years of your life. Over this period, you will be transformed from a small town, Ethiopian-American girl from Kentucky, into someone who has the chance to travel the world and live in so many different places—and you’re going to have an amazing time.