My freshman year at college was definitely one to remember. There were ups and downs, smiles and frowns. I am super grateful for all of the experiences I have had, but I hope that this year was my first year, worst year. Here is a list of five things I learned from my freshman year in college.

1. It can be hard being around people ALL THE TIME, especially living in a dorm.

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I am a people person, but I do like to have alone time. Living in a dorm means minimal alone time, and that is definitely something to get used to.

2. No matter how much you think you'll cook, you're not going to.

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I thought I would cook a lot, but I hardly did. The dining hall isn't great, but it's food, and it's free.

3. Be open to making new friends.

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You can make friends anywhere, you just have to be open to it!

4. Don't take anything for granted.

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Appreciate what you have, where you are, and the people around you. Just appreciate life in general!

5. Have fun!!!

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Of course stay on top of your academics, but have fun and enjoy the college experience!

After this year, I learned some life lessons that I hope you can take something away from as well! Enjoy your college experience and never look back!!