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A Month Into College

What I've learned in a month of college

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.

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