They are first generation college bound students.
As I'm a sucker for quotes, I pulled out some in the beginning of class.
“The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” Stephen King
“Make up a new voice that will inspire you, a voice that will say whatever you need to hear and will drown out all the other negative voices, both real and imaginary.”-Courage & Craft
“One reason to write is to own, literally and figuratively, the moments of your life.” Barbara Abercrombie
“We go into the self to escape the prison of self. We are aware of the perils—but we wish to love the world; and the world is terrible for those who do not know themselves.” –Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
The journey of the self is continuous. We are always in motion.