If you’re anything like I was a year ago, you may still not have decided where you want to go to college next year. Regardless of where you go though, I feel like sharing just a small number of the things I learned this school year:
-Laundry must be done before the underwear is out.
-Laundry is not fun.
-Laundry must be done.
-Asking someone to tell you their name even though you’ve probably met them six times in the last four days is OKAY!
-You do something weird. People will call you out on it. Don’t waste your time worrying about it, they do weird stuff too. (I drink pop and eat chicken wings. Other people drink soda and eat buffalo wings… other people are so weird…)
-Skipping class really is an option.
-Don’t skip class. It’s not worth it. Not even the 8ams.
-You’re probably not going to have the same exact friends the first day for Freshman year as you will the last. That’s good. You’re under no obligation to hang out with people you don’t want to.
-Don’t be afraid to say what you like and don’t like. Chances are, someone else right by you agrees.
-A clean room is a happy room.
-Your roommate is not you. Accept that you’re going to have to compromise. Even if you think there’s nothing you do that bothers your roommate… there is.
-Staying up until 1….3….5am is exhausting, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth it.
-Don’t forget to eat every now and then.
-Get involved in something. ANYTHING. College is the chance for a new you. Don’t blow it.
-It’s going to be just fine.
A year ago, I had no idea how I was going to survive college. I couldn’t pick any one thing I was nervous about, the whole thing just seemed like a big change. Well, it is a big change. It’s not always perfect, but if you stay positive, the problems get solved.
Have any fears about college? Tumblr message me or email me at email@example.com and I’ll reassure you there is no need for fear. I’ll probably even have a good story to share.
Until Next Time: Learn, Love, Laugh,
Benjamin. P. Brady