From A Millennial College Graduate: Tips on How College Students Affected in Coronavirus Pandemic Can Get Through Quarantine Period

March 14, 2020 in college students, Style & Inspiration

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The coronavirus pandemic has produced so much fear, panic, and anxiety, wouldn’t you agree? From college students being sent home, leaving the first generation college student stuck and homeless in some cases; I can very well say, this is a worldwide event that seems uncontrollable.

After having to go through my own obstacles as a first-generation college graduate, I have learned a few things in rising above obstacles. I have learned to stand on my own two feet. I have learned to not give into fear, regardless of what surrounds me. I have learned to overcome. 

Here are some practical tips of how I was able to navigate through uncontrollable life events:

1) STAYING POSITIVE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSARY

Rather than obsessively having your eyes and ears open to the negative things going on, why not find the good in the struggles, in the hurdles. There are some first generation college students who aren’t able to make it home, however, there are many who have homes to go to. Nonetheless, I’ve found that there are many kind-hearted individuals coming together to provide resources. Including some colleges paying for their student’s travel.

Which brings me to my point, I am compelled to offer my book for free to college students, to help them overcome this hurdle set before them. Yes, you heard me right, I want to give it to you for free! For those most likely to listen to podcasts, I also have a podcast Introducing Sasha Frank where I speak about how I overcame unforeseen and uncontrollable events that came in navigating life after college.

2) YOU CAN’T CONTROL CORONAVIRUS, BUT WHAT CAN YOU CONTROL?

Many times we focus on what we can’t control, rather than focusing on what we can. What can you control in this situation? How can you change your mindset? How can you face the stark issues of why you’re crumbling in the face of adversity? How can you learn to push past obstacles that will, indeed, come, with or without notice? 

For example, I can’t control this time… but, what I can control is what I do with my time. So, let me ask you, what are you doing with your time?

Plus, when we know that God has everything under His control, we realize, no matter what is going on we can still have peace in the middle of the storm. So, building and developing your relationship with God is so crucial, it was the only way I stayed sane.

3) CORONAVIRUS HELPS YOUR RECOGNIZE WHAT’S IMPORTANT

As a college student, first-generation or not, we start to think temporary things are what gives purpose. You think that all you need to do is graduate, get the degree, get the job, the house, the money, etc. However, in times such as this, we realize that you can have the job, you can have the money, you can even have the home; but, it will won’t help you in these uncontrollable events. 

It can be used for good, such as those offering their homes to college students who do not have a place to go. But, if our sole purpose in life is to gain, gain, gain; then we quickly realize in times such as these, that is truly holds no value. 

Follow my journey, as I share how I learned to overcome in navigating uncontrollable and unforeseen events that happened as life after college. 

 

 

A Free Resource for College Students Affected in Coronavirus Pandemic, From First Generation Millennial College Graduate

March 13, 2020 in Sharing Our Journey, Style & Inspiration

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Coronavirus is making it really hard to navigate for college students, first gens especially, and communities as a whole. Would you agree with this statement? Are you finding it hard to get through online classes, suffering anxiety, sudden depression, overwhelming hopelessness?

My Story in Navigating Trauma

Well, as a first generation college student and graduate, my heart is burdened for the students that are being left hopeless in this crisis. After having a crisis of my own, in navigating life after college (and through), having an uncontrollable circumstances arise is all too real for me. I know how it feels to feel alone. I know how it feels to try everything, still ending up on the short end of the stick. I know how it feels to feel hopeless. But, most importantly, I now know the most important result; which is becoming a overcomer, a victor of tumultuous circumstances. I now know how it feels to see light at the end of the tunnel, to get over the hurdles being thrown your way, these uncontrollable situations.

In life, we will have many issues and uncontrolled variables; however, life is about overcoming them. As a resource to you, I want to give you my book for free on Amazon and Barnes & Noble,an ebook copy. And of course, you can find comfort in listening to my podcast, as I uncover my journey, all in effort of helping you fight your way through your own.

I hope this helps you navigating through the current trials you’re being hit with. My overall mission is to be the friend that I wish I had in my time of turmoil. Please let me know how I can better serve you. If you have any questions or topics you’d like me to cover submit them |  Click here!

Episode #80: College Students and Coronavirus Pandemic: LISTEN HERE | Spotify | Apple Podcast

In this weeks podcast, we will talk about the pandemic (the coronavirus) that is going on right now worldwide. Do you feel alone, hopeless in this uncontrollable situation? Well I’ve been there, I’ve faced a traumatic event of my own, in navigating life after college as a first generation college graduate. Trauma is trauma. I will show you how I overcame the giant in my life.

 

 

Sincerely,

Sasha Frank | @sashafrank

Resource:

  1. Memoir: Introducing Sasha Frank | Amazon and Barnes & Noble
  2. Podcast | Introducing Sasha Frank | Listen Here (available on all major platforms)

 

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