All posts tagged: Out of State Student

Independence; the Key to Success

Independence is defined as freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others. Whether it be cooking their own food or doing their own laundry, college students all over the country have had to deal with being out on their own. Out of state students especially have had to cope with being hundreds of miles away from their home and families. Californian, and out of state student at Rutgers University, Jocelyn Swift tells YHM what makes someone independent. Jocelyn: I am independent because I don’t allow the opinions of others dictate how I live my life. I have learned that I have to live my life for me and no one else. I trust myself and know that no matter what life brings my way, I have the power to excel and achieve my goals. I believe the formula to independence is to chase your dreams. I am independent because I know that being myself is enough, and that I do not have to be bound to society’s image or perception of …