4 Things I Should've Done During Freshman Year
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4 Things I Should've Done During Freshman Year

Looking back, I see where I went wrong.

4 Things I Should've Done During Freshman Year

Now that sophomore year is almost one month away, I've been looking back on my freshman year of college...and there are some regrets.

1. ...Went to that party.

Not to say that I totally didn't enjoy my freshman year, but there have been some pictures and snaps of parties I didn't go to and there goes that little voice in the back of my head that says: you really should've went to that party. To freshmen, find a healthy balance. Grades and assignments always come first, but when you can find time to schedule a little bit of fun with friends, go for it. Remember, it gets harder the further you go, so have fun while you can.

2. ...Read that book.

As a firm believer that education is key to growth, I am a little disappointed in myself for this. There's so much I don't know about things I'm passionate about. I always made excuses for myself and looking back, that was my mistake. Of course, I can always start reading now, but maybe that information, at that time, would've had an effect on decisions I've made in the past few months.

3. ...Joined that club.

During my freshman year, I was only really active in two clubs, and I use the term 'active' loosely. I guess you could look at this point as an extension of the previous one. There's so many things I could've learned, mainly about myself, if I was more active.

4. ...Talked to that person.

My friends joke that I know everyone on campus. Not even close. I started off well in the beginning of the year, but then, I returned to that shy girl that didn't like speaking to new people. The nerves I pushed aside came back with a fury. Coming from a rather small high school, like, 40-something-girls-in-my-graduating-class-including-myself-small, I vowed to myself to be more open and get to know more people. And it wasn't a "becoming popular" thing, it was a "expand your network thing." There are plenty of stories where people are offered once-in-a-lifetime opportunities from people they knew in college. If there's one thing I've learned in high school that has been stressed in college is that it's not so much as what you know, but who you know.

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