College is a huge step. You've finally left the nest and have to learn how to fly. And it's not always an easy transition. You are on your own for the first time, which means you learn a lot very quickly.
1. Not everyone has left the high school mentality.
For some, the summer before college is a summer of maturation and outgrowing the things that really should have been left in high school. There are still plenty of freshman college students who haven't grasped the differences between the two. This is completely fine though because, in the end, we are still all 17 and 18-year-old kids with 7 semesters ahead of us to adjust and grow up in time for the real world.
2. You don't have to be friends with everyone.
College is the time to meet new people and to find your group of friends. An
3. If you enjoy sleep, you shouldn't be in college.
I have always had issues sleeping, but now it is nearly impossible to go to bed before
4. It's okay to be homesick.
No matter how much we want to be "
5. Even when you have days without class, you won't want to go when you do.
When planning my schedule, I gave myself Tuesdays and Thursdays off. These are usually my homework and sleep days. Although I only go to classes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, you will still never want to go. Three days of school with only two classes a day and I'll always want to be asleep in bed rather
6. There will always be a party.
I'm sorry mom and dad, but there are always parties around campus. The real-life choices are deciding if skipping your
7. You can blow through money fast, and you will.
There is never going to be enough money in your bank account when you're in college, without a source of income you will slowly learn what it means to be broke. College Cafe food is a step up from public school food, but you can only eat the same meal every day. Plus a new city means new food and you will want to try it and I promise you will spend all your money on food rather
8. The Freshman Fifteen can't be avoided.
Since my graduation in high school, I can document gaining 10lbs and no matter how "healthy" I eat and the few weeks
9. You can't work like you did in high school.
I have still found plenty of times to procrastinate, but homework can really pile up and it's important you learn how to prioritize. I never used a planner in high school, hell I barely did homework in high school, but it's super important you do so in college. You pay way too much money a year to come here to not do the homework no matter how much I'd rather sleep.
10. You might hate your major.