Figuring out who you are and how you want to be in the world doesn't happen overnight. It's part of a lifelong exploration — a willingness to try new things, even if that's not what everyone else is doing. Our students tell us that finding yourself requires patience and flexibility: don't worry if your journey doesn't go according to plan, they advise — you'll know when you've found what you're looking for.

The EXPLO Toolbox series showcases our students offering their perspectives, advice, and personal reflections on issues that we all grapple with growing up — from making friends to figuring out who you are.