Let’s talk college…
So I have been in college for approximately 7 weeks, 5 days and counting. I have already changed my major, dropped a minor, and slept in on multiple occasions (working on it). Now, don’t get me wrong, the newfound independence and freedom has been pretty spectacular (even though I do come home on weekends), but these last couple months I have already learned some pretty important life lessons.
- Don’t schedule 8 am classes. You may think that you’re going to be productive and get straight A’s etc. etc. But truth be told, that is very unlikely. However, if you are the one to achieve that, KUDOS.
- Don’t go to the dining halls around the 2–4 pm window: you will be last in line with 20 something people in front of you.
- Don’t think that everyone you meet can be trusted… I had to learn this the hard way.
- Do get a bike. Preferably one with a basket and a coaster (yes, they make those). You’ll thank me later.
- Do get involved. As cliche as this sounds, do it! While college is the beginning of the rest of your life, make time for yourself. It may seem overwhelming, but you can do it. I’m involved in a sorority, I work in housing, I’m enrolled full time (15 hrs) and at the same time I have managed to keep my boyfriend and time to socialize. It’s possible I promise.
And most importantly…
6. Stay true to you. College is basically high school on steroids. There’s going to be parties, booze, boys who think their men, people who think they own everything, people who will delve into the books, others will sucumb to the powers of peer pressure, some will try to control you, mold you, change you, etc.. But I implore you to stand firm in what makes you, YOU. Don’t try to blend in by being “plastic”; a mold of society or what you think will make you accepted. Be original, be fantastic. Find yourself. Form your own opinions. BE AN INDIVIDUAL. Because at the end of the day, you want the world to SEE you for who you SEE YOURSELF.