College is a big step and one of the most exciting parts of our lives. We all look forward to the parties, the friendships and relationships. In my case, the boys too! But there’s more to it. You discover who you really are. What you like, what you want, and more importantly what you need in life. I’ve learned who my real friends are and how independent I’ve become. First year is the starting point to the new you!
NO ONE DRESSES UP FOR CLASS
Literally no one. Maybe on the first day but that’s about it. My wardrobe consists of athletic shorts, t-shirts, and sweatshirts. A little advice, don’t wear your school’s t-shirt on the first day. It’s a red flag for freshman.
YOU’LL APPRECIATE YOUR PARENTS MORE
It’s not easy living on your own. You have to grow up, take responsibility, and make a living WHILE going to school. It’s difficult but you gotta do it.
DON’T SCHEDULE EARLY CLASSES
A lot of classes don’t take attendance so if you have an 8 a.m. class, I doubt you’ll be making it everyday. I like having class around 9 or 10. I can sleep in a little and still be up before noon.
YOU’LL WALK A LOT
My classes used to be across campus so I would walk back and forth all day long. Some days, I walk about 3 miles. Sure it’s great for you but it’s not so fun when you’ve got a heavy backpack and sweating in class. Eww!
THERE’S LESS DRAMA
In high school, everyone was immature and judgmental. When your in college, everyone has real problems. School, work, living on your own. The list goes on. No one cares if your sneakers are old or if you wear the same shirt for 3 days. No more petty crap! Everyone is nicer and is open to making friends.
There’s my short little list! Of course there are more to list but, you know me, I like to keep things simple and to the point. Let me know how college is going for you or what you’ve learned your first year of college. Comment below!