1. HOW TO BALANCE:
One of the major things I have learned while in college is how to balance and prioritize. I have learned that life really is all about balancing your family and friends, your personal time, your job and schooling, etc. College gave me the opportunity to learn how to be better organized while balancing everything around me and prioritizing.
2. QUALITY VERSUS QUANTITY:
In life, I have discovered that quality really is so much more important than quantity; and the truth is, friends will most definitely come and go… and it’s OKAY. Friendship stems from so much more than just who you drink or party with on the weekends. There will be friends from high school who you will probably never speak to again. There are many of my friends who the last time I spoke with them was on graduation day. But I’m fine with that because although I have fewer friends now, the few I do have are like family to me. Some aren’t my age, but the amazing thing is, they don’t have to be.
3. LIVE WITH NO REGRETS:
Living with regrets is just plain silly, and it wasn’t until after I was in college when I learned this. We all have things that we wish we could change, or things we wish we would have done differently…or maybe even not at all. The cold hard truth is… YOU CAN’T; and letting this constantly bring you down is not worth it. Just let it go. Let your regrets be like balloons in your hand… let them go, one by one, into the air.
4. EAT WHAT YOU WANT:
Before I started college, I remember everyone talking about the “freshman fifteen”. Of course at first, I was very cautious about what i was eating…but by mid-semester, I said screw it (which could have been caused by mid-term stress). The mornings of my 8 AM’s… cold pizza from the night before was like a Godsent. It really is almost IMPOSSIBLE to stay healthy… especially during your first semester. There are many other things you will be focusing on (like balancing parts of your life like before mentioned). Don’t let food be an added stress to you.
5. YOU WILL BE BROKE:
You will be broke, and it’s OKAY. There is no escaping from the black-hole of being a “broke college student” (p.s. Ramen really isn’t THAT bad). All the small adventures you go on add up. All those target runs and eating out and the gas money needed for said target runs. It all adds up… only you don’t realize it until you’re left with $10 in your bank account. At least Ramen only costs $1…#AMMIRIGHT?
6. EXTRA CREDIT IS GOLD:
Like the next-day-cold-pizza, extra credit is a Godsent. It is gold to your overall grade: rare and valuable…especially to those who don’t even know that their grade is. DO THE EXTRA CREDIT…more times than not, it’s sweet and simple anyways.