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10 Things I Would've Said To My Freshman Self

Now that I'm seasoned undergrad, there's a lot to be said.

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Now that I'm seasoned undergrad, there's a lot to be said.

1. It's OK to "not know"

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I mean "not know" in the fullest capacity. Whether you're trying to find your voice or your major, you will get to where you're supposed to be.

2. Everyone isn't your friend

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Just because you act like a "friend" doesn't mean other people will be a friend to you.

3. Take time for yourself

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Taking care of other people is cool, but don't forget about yourself. You are the most important person in your life.

4. Change is inevitable

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Shrug it off and keep on pushing. Change means you are evolving, it can be scary but you'll find your way.

5. Be involved, but don't over-commit

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You can't be two places at once, so don't over book. Remember you still have to go to school.

6. Continue to apply to scholarships throughout college

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Tuition will increase throughout your college experience. Your freshman package worked for FRESHMAN year but may not supplement the rest of your years.

7. Make an effort to stay in touch with friends and fam

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Hopefully, you left you a supportive group of people to go to school. These people were your community and will be happy to hear from whether you are doing well or not well. So make some hotlines bling.

8. Look for internships during the off-season

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Avoid scrambling and the panic of finding internships by starting your searches during the off-season. If it's summer, look for fall internships and so on.

9. Use all your campus resources

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Honestly, do some research about the departments on your campus. You'll never know the people you will meet or the connections you will make.

10. Capture memories

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Take pictures, you'll thank me later. One thing I am regretting right now is that I don't have many pictures through my college years. I want to be able to look at a photo and be able to remember that day.

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7 Things Every Real Taylor Swift Fan Knows Will 100 Percent Happen On TS7

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On April 13th, Taylor Swift posted on her Instagram a picture with the caption "4.26"... since then, every post since has had the same caption, and fans have been theorizing ever since.

1. It's going to be very different from "Reputation"

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvAdohMF7b9/

Looking at her current pastel Instagram theme, it is very, very different than dark, mysterious vibe from her "Reputation" days.

2. This will be one of Taylor's happiest albums yet

https://www.instagram.com/p/BtuMOFmlDm5/

Taylor has stayed out of the media for the most part since the release of "Reputation", and I believe that she's enjoyed her time, focusing on her music, friends, family, and relationships during this downtime.

3. This album will reflect on her childhood

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwPvbUWjsgR/

In 2016, in an interview with Glamour magazine, Taylor revealed that she was bullied in school, and her mom would often take her to T.J.Maxx after school to look at the opal jewelry in order to cheer her up. On April 14th, she posted a picture of jewelry, including opal. Also, one could say that her current Instagram profile picture has an opal tone to it. These could be hints to Taylor tapping into her childhood for her newest album. Oh, and she dressed up as a "childhood hero" for a New Year's Eve party...

4. ...But also focus on moving forward

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuUrV5hl-5B/

From her fresh, pastel Instagram theme to the flowers, butterflies, and overall springy vibes, Taylor has an airy, happy vibe that yells fresh, new life. Perhaps the album will also focus on her rising above everything from "Reputation" and all of the new things in her life.

5. It's going to have hidden eggs placed within the lyrics

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuRqXqqlshV/

All Swift fans know that Taylor loves to play games and create puzzles for us to figure out leading up to album releases. Why does the album itself have to be any different? Hopefully TS7 will have hidden gems in it as well...

6. Jack Antonoff and Max Martin will be back

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwTItkEDh9d/

Jack and Max have been with Taylor since "1989," and I don't think they're going anywhere. If they made it through the sound shift between Swift's 5th and 6th albums, they can work with whatever new ideas Taylor comes up with.

7. If the old Taylor is dead, I think TS7 will be when the new Taylor fully emerges

https://www.instagram.com/p/BumUfpXFKaL/

There's been some butterfly emojis and imagery flying around on Taylor's Instagram, and in a way, I think TS7 will be Taylor emerging from her cocoon of sorts into a butterfly. "Reputation" showed that she was capable of change, and this new album will show a more mature version of Taylor.

Chances are all of these are 100% wrong... but hey, it's fun to theorize while we wait for her new single/album to drop on April 26th.

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