Freshman year in college is very different than freshman year in high school. The transition is much harder, and there are a lot of different things that you have to get used to. Here are a few things that I have learned during my first semester of college.
1. You cannot do that 8 am.
"High school started at 7:40, I can do an 8 am class no problem." Wrong. You are wrong. Every morning you will wake up and ask yourself why you've done this.
2. You cannot just study the night before.
In college, you can no longer study the night before a test and expect to do well. Procrastination will present itself, but try your best to fight it.
3. It is really rewarding to take risks.
Some of the best people I've met and the best memories I've made are due to risks. If you don't put yourself out there, you will miss out on so much.
4. Your sleep schedule will be incredibly messed up.
There never seems to be enough hours in the day. Next thing you know, its 4 am and you're just now thinking about sleeping.
5. You will take a lot of L's.
You will take a lot of losses, but that's okay. It's how you handle your L's that matters. Accept your loss, and keep going. I mean, what's college without a few L's?
6. You're not alone in your struggles.
Chances are, the person next to you is struggling just as much as you. Lean on and support each other, and everything will be alright.