5 Crucial Things I Had to Learn By Myself Going Into College
Start writing a post
Education

5 Crucial Things I Had to Learn By Myself Going Into College

*Calls mom* "Should I wash my darks in hot or cold water?"

435
5 Crucial Things I Had to Learn By Myself Going Into College

As the school year approaches, I'm seeing a ton of back to school related articles. Here's another one for you!! I'm going into my second year now and looking back, I've picked up a few things I'd like to share with you.

1. How often to do laundry

I did laundry whenever my mom asked me too, I didn't worry about how often it happened. Now, whether or not I should be washing my laundry weekly or biweekly seemed to be a prominent question on my mind.

2. How to budget effectively 

I've had to budget before, but both my parents are fortunate to have full-time jobs, so there's no doubt that they've helped me 99% of the time before college. Now, while they still help immensely, I've had to budget more and more effectively on what's necessary and what's not — and it's hard.

3. How to be assertive

In high school, mom could just call the school and make arrangments for me to be able to do something. In college, a professor would most likely laugh on the phone. As I get older, I have to learn how to pick and choose my own battles — no matter if it is with residence life or a professor.

4. How to manage time wisely 

I've learned that it's up to you to manage your social life, work, family, meals, showers, sleep, and every other aspect of your life in order to maintain good grades. It's super stressful but super rewarding.

5. It's important to branch out, but just as important to remember your roots

I talked a lot about how I've learned to branch off of my folks, but in all honesty, as much as we bicker and argue, they are always a phone call away.

No matter how old I get, I will always be the baby in the family. While it's important to know when to move on from certain things, it's just as important clutch onto the things you need most.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

Pride Doesn't End With June

Here's seven ways you can be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community after pride month ends.

653
Pride Doesn't End With June
Photo by Sara Rampazzo on Unsplash

As July begins, the month we call 'Pride Month' is technically over. However, just because pride month is over doesn't mean we can't still show pride and support for our LGBT brothers and sisters. This article here will tell you seven ways to be a supportive ally to the LGBTQ+ all year round.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

My 4th Of July Look

MISS SWISS - Glamour On The Go

1270
My 4th Of July Look

Whether I can get to the beach this weekend or I'm just at a friend's pool, I know I'll be picture ready. Fourth of July weekend following so close behind Pennsylvania lifting the state mask mandate has me anticipating many smiling faces, eager to capture the moment.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Eat and Drink Your Way Through Los Angeles With Me

When i die spread my ashes at the Bubba Gump at Citywalk

1669
Eat and Drink Your Way Through Los Angeles With Me
Hailey Hastings via Canva

First and foremost, I am a foodie. In any city that I am in, the first thing I want to know is where the best places to eat and drink are, and I imagine a lot of you are the same. Los Angeles happens to be one of the greatest food cities in the United States, so it's only right that I present you guys with this list. These are the best places (that I have tried) in Los Angeles to eat or drink.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Your Guide to Dryness-Preventing Nutrition

You might be surprised to learn that nearly half of women over the age of 50 struggle with uncomfortable symptoms due to vaginal dryness. This is an extremely common issue for those entering menopause, but it can also affect those of a younger age as well.

2765
Dryness-Preventing Nutrition

You might be surprised to learn that nearly half of women over the age of 50 struggle with uncomfortable symptoms due to vaginal dryness. This is an extremely common issue for those entering menopause, but it can also affect those of a younger age as well. Common issues like UTI’s, yeast infections and medications can cause vaginal dryness but one of the big culprits for both cause and prevention is diet. Supplementing your diet with nutrients and vitamins to encourage your body to produce the hormones it needs are one of the many home remedies for dryness. There are many factors that can cause dryness and the uncomfortable symptoms that come along with it, and diet is one of the big culprits on the list. Keep reading to learn about adopting nutrition habits that both alleviate and prevent dryness!

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Artificial Intelligence: the Upward Downfall

We are walking a dangerous road with AI

4416

“Alexa, I want the truth.”

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments