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Hey Ole Miss Freshmen, Here Are 5 Things You'll Learn Your First Year

I've been doing a lot of self-reflection lately.

Hey Ole Miss Freshmen, Here Are 5 Things You'll Learn Your First Year
Lauren Cox

As May is creeping up and my freshman year is rapidly coming to an end, I've been doing a lot of self-reflection lately. It is almost impossible to believe that in just two short weeks, my first year of college will be over. As I have taken this time to cherish my friends and these moments I won't have this summer, I've come up with a few things I have learned about myself and the world since being here.

1. How to be independent

Before coming here, I would never be caught dead eating or shopping alone. I always had someone with me to do every little thing and since August, I have learned how to do things on my own. It sounds sad but it's definitely a part of growing up. My most recent accomplishment was going to the Post Office...ALONE!

2. Money management

In high school, I rarely ever had to pay for anything myself. I was definitely spoiled rotten but since being a college student, I pride myself in my newest talent of making $25 last at least a couple of weeks.

3. How to have friends from all over the place

Since I lived in the same town my whole life, I never really had to make new friends. Since moving six hours away, I've had to make all new friends from all over the country and honesty, it's been one of the best things. I've learned so much about the way other people live and have changed my perspective on life because of it.

4. How to be spontaneous

In high school, I used to have to ask permission before I did anything, and now I can do whatever I want, when I want. I've had to learn how to be responsible with that freedom but it has been so great.

5. Time management

College is a lot different than high school and I definitely have a lot more free time. IT's definitely been a struggle trying to manage my time between sorority activities, my friends, class, and studying. Although I'm still getting better every day, I have definitely learned a lot.

This year has flown by fast than I could have ever imagined, but I wouldn't change a single thing about it. I have made the most amazing friends that I will have for the rest of my life and I have gained so many life skills that I will carry with me forever. I seriously cannot believe this year is almost over but I am beyond excited for the next three years.

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