14 Firsts For College Freshman
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14 Firsts For College Freshman

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14 Firsts For College Freshman

Freshman year. Living away from home for maybe the first time in your life. For many people, freshman year brings a large amount of firsts. I decided to compile a list of both positive and negative first experiences freshman may have. All of these firsts help you grow as a person, and they make you one step closer to being an adult.

1. First weekend you get to sleep in without having to listen to your parents whine and complain.

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2. First Monday morning you wake up at three in the afternoon and realize you slept through half of your classes.[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F13%2F635909472413522596976064278_giphy.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=139&h=5505758d6fc9fb2913e4817bf1057f3647fe7b95bbff3c09bb6f722061071714&size=980x&c=247252178 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F13%252F635909472413522596976064278_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D139%26h%3D5505758d6fc9fb2913e4817bf1057f3647fe7b95bbff3c09bb6f722061071714%26size%3D980x%26c%3D247252178%22%7D" expand=1]

3. First time you find out how long you can stretch your wardrobe without having to do laundry.

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4. First time you realize you probably shouldn't go three weeks without doing laundry.

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5. First time you get to go grocery shopping without adult supervision.[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F13%2F6359094759068723361471254587_giphy.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=86&h=b3cb6912dfa79e6cacabd7c14c23eec69e3fbbb97a10b130cf85de2e22846146&size=980x&c=221324429 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F13%252F6359094759068723361471254587_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D86%26h%3Db3cb6912dfa79e6cacabd7c14c23eec69e3fbbb97a10b130cf85de2e22846146%26size%3D980x%26c%3D221324429%22%7D" expand=1]

6. First pounds of the freshman 15.[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F13%2F635909476367665222-1830172907_giphy.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=526&h=fcec59c51f5bae8b01df80f98c2b47bb8d3b89a25866bb896d130ba614442da4&size=980x&c=241266950 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F13%252F635909476367665222-1830172907_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D526%26h%3Dfcec59c51f5bae8b01df80f98c2b47bb8d3b89a25866bb896d130ba614442da4%26size%3D980x%26c%3D241266950%22%7D" expand=1]

7. First day you get to wear whatever you want to class without having to worry about dress codes.[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F13%2F635909477164953885-1292889677_giphy.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=495&h=896114ed479de5b9c4582a9eab4c4167dbe43988119547287251de011d017b3b&size=980x&c=2206620499 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F13%252F635909477164953885-1292889677_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D495%26h%3D896114ed479de5b9c4582a9eab4c4167dbe43988119547287251de011d017b3b%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2206620499%22%7D" expand=1]

8. First day you realize that wearing a tank top and shorts isn't smart when you have class until after dark.[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F13%2F6359094775553568151669143253_giphy.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=852&h=6c935a9128f02eb812143c5dab53faace8770f73e2a1257d05c6a039529a6eb2&size=980x&c=3814335934 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F13%252F6359094775553568151669143253_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D852%26h%3D6c935a9128f02eb812143c5dab53faace8770f73e2a1257d05c6a039529a6eb2%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3814335934%22%7D" expand=1]

9. First time you make friends with your upstairs neighbor.[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F13%2F6359094787765216851372671198_giphy.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=774&h=145320a730b4a8382369bcde86d9261eb1d609cc879b1327d35a5cc875fd7b4c&size=980x&c=1718964794 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F13%252F6359094787765216851372671198_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D774%26h%3D145320a730b4a8382369bcde86d9261eb1d609cc879b1327d35a5cc875fd7b4c%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1718964794%22%7D" expand=1]

10. First time you wake up at seven in the morning on a day you don't have class because the walls and floors are so thin that you can hear your upstairs neighbor's alarm clock going off. Every. Monday. Morning.

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11. First time you realize you can adjust your schedule so you don't have Friday classes.

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12. First class that ends at 9:45 at night

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13. First walk of shame home from your best friend's house after a long night of partying.[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F13%2F635909484082586726-162277286_giphy.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=1020&h=3ad59155b2a10f84d85a433534de45217410312ffe76e337654896b035ac3158&size=980x&c=994114280 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F13%252F635909484082586726-162277286_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D1020%26h%3D3ad59155b2a10f84d85a433534de45217410312ffe76e337654896b035ac3158%26size%3D980x%26c%3D994114280%22%7D" expand=1]

14. First night that makes you realize there is no place else you would rather be.

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