毕业季 I Letter to My First Year Self

来自2018届Ammie Tea

Dear First Year Ammie, this is your senior year self with some four years worth of advice and experience, so listen up.亲爱的新生Ammie,这是你拥有四年积累的建议和经验的大四的自己,所以要听好了。First off, congrats on getting into Wesleyan. This is your chance to start all over, and you’ll make plenty of friends.

首先,恭喜你被维思录取。这是你重新开始的机会,你会交到很多朋友。

 

Remember those people you met during Wes Fest? Many of them will be your friends for life.

还记得你在Wes Fest期间遇到的那些人吗?他们中的很多人将成为你一生的挚友。

 

Just because you’re alone in a new place, remember not to sell yourself or friends and always be true to you.

只因为你独自在一个新的地方,记得不要出卖自己或朋友,并且忠于自己的内心。

 

You’re at Wes for you. Wes is where you’ll learn about who you are, what you love, and what you need to grow.

你为了你自己来到维思。在维思,你将了解自我,发掘兴趣和你要成长的地方。

 

You’ll have a long four years ahead of you.

你将有四年漫漫长路。

 

They’ll be full of love, heartbreak, and new adventures.

它们会充满爱、心碎和新的冒险。

 

Don’t let the heartbreak blind you from all the love around you.

不要让心碎掩盖你周围所有的爱。

 

PS, I know it will be hard living without your dog your first year, but Milo will be part of your college adventure, too.

另外,我知道你第一年不能和你的狗生活在一起很困难,但Milo也将成为你大学冒险的一部分。

 

With love, Senior Year Ammie.

伴随着爱,大四Ammie

 

来自2018届Nate Taylor

Dear First Year Nate, do you remember what Mom used to whisper into your ear as a child?亲爱的新生Nate,你记得小时候你的妈妈曾在你的耳边说什么吗?You are destined for greatness.

你注定有所成就。

 

You’re going to make her very proud.

你会让她十分自豪。

 

Dear First Year Nate, you’re going to feel like you have to prove your worth to the football team and your intellectual capabilities to your peers.

亲爱的新生Nate,你会觉得你得向橄榄球队证明你的价值,并向你的同学证明自己的学术能力。

 

I know you feel like you couldn’t have made it to Wesleyan without football and aren’t talented enough to have a significant role on the team.

我知道你觉得如果没有橄榄球的话,你不会被维思录取而且你没有足够的才能在橄榄球队中发挥重要作用。

 

I’m here to tell you that you’re wrong.

我在这里告诉你,你错了。

 

You will become the football captain and one of the most respected defensive players in the league.

你将成为橄榄球队队长和联盟中最受尊敬的防守队员之一。

 

Keep calm and listen to your heart, ’cause that subtle feeling in your chest will create a life of warmth,

wealth, prosperity, love, and happiness.

保持冷静,聆听内心。因为那心中的微妙感觉会创造出生活中的温暖、财富、繁荣、爱和幸福。

 

Just remember, forever and always, you are destined for greatness.

只要记住,自始至终和每时每刻,你注定有所成就。

 

Love, Senior Year Nate.

爱你的大四Nate。