7 Things to Remember Before Entering Freshman Year
Are you ready for school?
I know I am! I love the back to school season. It's refreshing to know that I have a whole new school year to start fresh and accomplish my goals. I'm super excited for this fall, especially since I'll be having my Fridays off. It's really weird to think that I'm transitioning into my junior year of college. It wasn't a long time ago, I was starting my freshman year of college. I was so excited and nervous to be in a new town with new people. It was also weird not being able to see my parents all the time. I was fully responsible for myself. I had to make sure that I was okay. I couldn't rely on my parents to do that anymore because I was now alone. It was crazy. I was free. I could do anything that I wanted. I could party on a school night, sleep late and go to school in pjs if I wanted.I got caught up with having so much freedom that I didn't have discipline myself like I was supposed to. I know going into a college is an exciting thing to do but I want to tell you that with great freedom comes with great responsibility. From this moment forward, your responsible for your outcome. No one else but you. You can no longer blame anyone for your mistakes. It's all on you. It's scary to think that but you need to be prepared. I wrote down things to remember before going to into your freshman year of college.
Here they are
- You are no longer with your parents- This means you have to be responsible not only for your school work but your health and well being. Eat better, Exercise Frequently, Study and stay on top of your work
- College is not just a big party - You still have to attend class, make time to get to know your professor and reach out for help when need be. It's always important to keep school first. It's okay to party but don't choose partying over studying or doing homework. Be smart. You would be surprised how many people spend all day studying and then party at night after their work is done. Don't get fooled into thinking they aren't attentive to their work, they just know how to balance it.
- Not everybody who looks nice is nice- Be careful who you hang around. Simple.
- Don't let the values your parents taught you get lost- Always remember the person your parents raised you to be. Always think " Would my parents be proud of what I'm doing?" Never do anything to disrespect your relationship with your parents.
- Social Media will be the death of you - Be careful what you post. What you post on social media will haunt you. Keep the underage drinking pictures and the sexy lingerie party costumes off the internet. You will thank me in the future
- People will grow and some will grow apart- Don't expect the people you met on orientation to be your friends all throughout college. Make time to meet new people as well. Don't get stuck hanging around the same people all the time. It's okay to branch out. It's definite that two or three people you meet now might not be your friend senior year & that's okay. People will grow apart it's life.
- Make time to talk to family and friends from back home - Don't neglect your family or friends from back home because when summer break comes you will have no one to hang with. Nobody wants a convenient friend. A friend who only hangs out when it's convenient for them. Make time to talk at least once a week or every other week to catch up
I hope these tips will help you excel in this new school year. I wish you nothing but the best.
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