A Month Into College
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

A Month Into College

What I've learned in a month of college

19
A Month Into College

I have officially completed one month of college. I consider this a success considering I haven't cried yet (jury's still out), but I think I can officially be considered a college student. College has been such an amazing and terrifying experience for me. When they say college is about finding and expressing yourself, people take it literally. And lucky me, those students who take it seriously are all in my classes. It's not just pink and blue hair, it's students dressing in a complete pirate costume and attending school as their alter ego, Jack Sparrow.

During this month of college you really learn how to ration the money you're given or earned. I survived on $12 for food for 2 weeks, tell me that isn't some "Jesus broke the bread and the fish and it multiplied" type deal. He's looking out for ya kiddo.

I have also learned that the college you are attending will always invest the money they earn in anything but more parking places. And that the freshman fifteen is sometimes a myth because you're walking half a mile just to get to class. Walking is the potatoes and college is the steak. My calves look better than ever.

I've also learned and accepted that all of my teachers are cooler than me. Because they don't act like your teachers they act like a persuasive and very enthusiastic speaker about how college is fun (it is) and they cuss and are super real. They aren't there to lie to you, they're here to tell you the truth and the whole truth.

College has also taught me a lot about how important studying and doing your work is. When people say college is nothing like high school, they're correct. Do your work and study and do what your teachers say to avoid crying, you'll thank me later.

Also, college allows you to look your best and your very worst, and no one really cares. You don't have to shower everyday or fix your hair, you can wear what you slept in to school and no one is going to say anything to you. If anything you'll get high fived by a person doing the same thing. College is so great.

I'm hoping I will still stand by all this by the end of the year let alone this semester, I still have to face finals. But what I do have to say, most importantly, is make friends and be open-minded and meet new people. People say when you're in college you don't really have time to make friends and I disagree. Make friends meet people who think differently than you and have fun. Say yes to opportunities. Don't be scared to try new things. Be a college student and wear what you want and drink lots of coffee. Good luck, pal.

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

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

47700
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

120713
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments