Lessons I’ve learned In College

I can’t believe in little over a month I will be entering my final year of college. It really hit me yesterday when I was receiving emails from professors and seeing my status as “Senior.” Looking back college has been some of my best times and some of my worst times. Here are some lessons I learned in College. Life is so short. Do what makes you happy.

  1. Don’t enter college with a boyfriend/girlfriend. Chances are it’s not going to work out. Theres so many new people you meet and things can get messy. Entering college is such an adventure and the last thing you should be worrying about is a relationship.
  2. You’re going to change your major a couple times. Don’t stress about it. Don’t force something, chose what you’re passionate about.
  3. Planners are everything. Sometimes you don’t realize how much you have to do and how much time is in a day. Go through your class syllabus and write down every due date, project, quiz and test on there.
  4. Check your planner everyday. It’s not useful to have everything written out and then not check it everyday.
  5. That boy you’re going to fall in love with isn’t worth worrying about right now. He may be everything you want but if he really loves you he will stay no matter what so don’t take it too seriously right now.
  6. Join an organization or group of some sort. Chances are you’ll meet your best friend(s)
  7. You don’t need anyone in your life who isn’t benefiting you. Don’t be afraid to cut people out of your life who keep you small.
  8. You will miss your mom/dad and they are missing you so text/call/facetime them everyday.
  9. Don’t lose sight of who you are. College has lots of temptations and pressures but stay true to yourself.
  10. You’re going to get your heartbroken and you’re going to be miles away from your mom but stay strong. It will get better. Do things to better yourself
  11. You only live once and you’re only in college for a short time. Don’t waste it. Go to that basketball game or party. Go hiking, bowling etc.
  12. Start a journal/diary and write in it at least twice a week. In a few years you’ll be able to look back at some of your best and worst memories.
  13. Find a good church and stick with it. Don’t let your faith leave when you go to college. College is the time where you’ll need God the most.
  14. The freshman 15 is real… go workout, play sand volleyball, go hiking. Don’t eat ramen noodles everyday.
  15. Friends are so important. They help you get through the hard parts of life so find good ones and treat them right.

One thought on “Lessons I’ve learned In College

  1. This is where my older daughter is today: reflecting back on 3 years and ahead to earning her commission as a 2nd Lt in the US Air Force: a goal she set for herself at age 10 without any input from mom or dad. She said your Graduation Photo is “totally rad” (my younger daughter is more circumspect, but she had a huge smile on her face after I shared it): proving that not ALL Californians are hopeless nut cases full of hate and venom for anything contrary to THEIR definitions of inclusive, tolerant and so forth.

    I know few things for ding dang sure, but I know this: I envy your daddy cuz you ma’ dear are an amazing you lady – Karl Meyer, San Francisco (no less)


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