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.

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.

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.

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

4. Don't take anything for granted.

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

5. Have fun!!!

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!!