college is what you make it !
WOW! I can not believe that my first year of being a college student is almost over! 2 more months and I will be a college sophomore!!! GEESH!
This blog is specifically for my Juniors and Seniors in HIGH School! So let's get straight to it..
Just last year around this time, I was over high school and could not wait to graduate. I looked at my COUNTDOWN App everyday and aggravated my friends about how close we were to graduation. Everyone was excited about entering the next chapter of our lives but little did we know what we'd experience once we got to college. Honestly, I did not know what to expect, I kind of went into college "blindfolded". However, over time I learned the flow of campus life and life in general. I became more familiar with different people, a different culture and different environment! I had experienced an entire culture shock! I was not use to hearing the different slang and dialect! But.. I adjusted and later fell in love with the new environment :)
Here are a few tips all incoming Freshmen:
1. DO NOT BRING YOUR ENTIRE LIFE TO COLLEGE! YOU WON'T NEED IT!
( Once it was time for me to move out, I brought EV-ER-RY-THANNG! Literally, I brought 52 pair of shoes and out of those 52 I wear 3 pair. It's sad! I don't know what I was thinking when I brought majority of my shoes with me. ROTFL! Plus! it's not enough room! Do not bring you're entire life to college.)
2. DO NOT STRESS OVER FRIENDSHIPS!!
( I can not stress this enough! FRIENDS COME AND GO! DUH! Friends are always nice to have but they can also be a distraction if you don't have the discipline. Being in college is so much fun, especially if you're grades are straight! Having fun in college is almost a necessity lol.. however, prioritize!! Having fun is cool but only turn up / wild out on weekends. Don't go TU and you know you're paper is incomplete and it's due the next morning. *rolls eyes* School should always be your number 1 priority! Remember the reason you are enrolled in college and I'm pretty sure it isn't to party or focus of "friendships")
3. REMEMBER, EVERYONE WAS BROUGHT UP DIFFERENTLY
( You will be introduced to so many different personalities, do not be shocked if someone is different! I know that sounds crazy right? but you will be surprised. Many people do not know how to react to other people who have a different backgrounds or upbringing. However, that's the beauty of college, meeting new people with different backgrounds! I love it! )
4. GO TO CLAAASSSSSSS!!!!!
( Going to class should be done without saying but someitimessssss..... *whew* It is HARD to even roll out of bed to go to that 9am class. Smh, IDK how I even do it but it gets done. Depending on the professor, attendance is mandatory and other professors could care less. Some professors have the mindset that they could care less if you show up or not, they're still getting paid. *shrugss* Also, if you are struggling at the end of the semester, the professor may try to help you out, they'll look at the attendance and see that you've been to class which shows that you are at least trying! moral of the story, GO TO CLASS, you're paying for it! Sleeping in is so not cool, you could sleep for FREE!)
5. DO NOT MISS THE MEAL PLAN
( IF your institution is anything like mine, it will be very easy to miss meal plan and end up starving! lol.. On weekday's the meal plan ends at 8:30pm, however, on weekends it ends at 6pm. 6pm seems late but somehow I have managed to miss meal plan on many occasions and end up trying to find something to eat later and destroying it or order out, which is ADDITIONAL money I could have saved if I went to the Cafe')
That's all I have you guys! I hope this was helpful ! Welcome College Students of 2021 :)