I can't believe the summer has already come and gone! It feels like just yesterday I was packing up for my first year of college. I learned so many things my first year I wish I had known, so I thought I would share them with you, told by some of my favorite characters.
Don’t be a hermit in your classes. Get out of your comfort zone and make friends. Forming study groups is a wise choice. Alliances allow you to combine mind power to succeed even when you feel like there is literally no way to continue on, also study friends give you the support to keep going. Lets face it life happens and we can’t always make it to class, and it’s comforting to know you have people that have your back to take notes, or even record the lecture.
Not everyone parties. Seriously. If you want to thats completely fine, but don’t feel pressured into being someone you’re not. I promise you there are cool people that aren’t out every thirsty Thursday “turning up”.It’s okay to not do something every single weekend. Yes those college memories are special but there is this thing called your mental health and the best treatment is a big nap and some Netflix
The very first day of classes is crucial. Pick a seat wisely because college students are strangely territorial. The seat you choose could possible be yours for the next 4 months.
The freshman 15 is a real thing. Exercising is not only a great way to relieve stress from school, it also allows you to enjoy the unlimited ice cream in the cafeteria guilt free.
Do not dismiss something just because it has a stereotype or you think you might not be good enough for it. You might end up surprising yourself with new talents and great friends.
Don’t be afraid to talk to random people. College is all about meeting new people, so be bold and introduce yourself. Sometimes friendships stick and sometimes they don’t, so don’t be upset if the cute guy with the tattoos doesn’t become your best friend after one conversation... or even remembers your name.
Check the syllabus before the first day of class. Professors aren’t apposed to changing class details, even the night before. So check your syllabus or you might end up alone in a classroom like I was on the first day not knowing that the class had been moved to a different room.
Mom is only a phone call away
Freshman year will go by quickly so remember to make the most of it. Be yourself, make memories, and play a prank on your roommates now and then.
Welcome to college!