As a college freshman, I have learned a lot in the last seven months. Everything from learning how to do my own laundry, to adjusting living with other people has been a learning experience. It hasn't all been easy, but here are a few things I have learned in college thus far!
1. College is nothing like high school.
It's way better.
2. Don't sign up for 8 am classes.
You'll regret it.
3. Communal bathrooms are not pretty.
You will find some pretty gross stuff in there.
4. How to do your laundry.
You'll realize fairly quickly that you should have tried to learn how to laundry before you went to college.
5. It is impossible to wake up before 8 am.
This is why you don't sign up for 8 am classes.
6. Check your email regularly.
You don't want to be that person who shows up to a class that was cancelled just because you didn't read the email.
7. The first people you meet in college will not be your best friends.
Chances are the girl who you bumped into at the bookstore will not be your BFF.
8. How to walk across campus in 10 minutes.
Speed walking is an art.
9. Thursdays become the new Fridays.
And we're not complaining about it.
10. Wearing flip flops in the shower becomes routine.
Better find a cute pair of shower shoes!
11. You can lose a lot of stuff in a dorm room.
You wouldn't think it would be possible to lose 3 pants, 2 shirts, and a pair of sunglasses in a super small dorm room, but I can assure you that it is very possible.
12. People are ruthless in the laundry room.
If you don't set a timer to let you know your laundry is done, don't be surprised if someone throws your freshly cleaned clothes on the floor.
13. Don't sign up for 50 clubs at the beginning of the year.
You'll get emails for the rest of the year notifying you about that baking club you never go to.
14. You will become an expert at making Easy Mac and Ramen.
Because Easy Mac and Ramen are a better alternative to whatever they are serving in the dining hall.
15. You will meet some of the most incredible people in college.
It doesn't get much better than living with your best friends.