College Allows You To Branch Out So Here Are 5 Reasons You Should Not Follow Your Friends To School

College Allows You To Branch Out So Here Are 5 Reasons You Should Not Follow Your Friends To School

Branch out ladies! Start the new chapter of your life clean and fresh! Say goodbye to high school and hello to college!

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Deciding where to go to school can be scary and nerve-wracking. Although you may want to cling to your best friends from home, here are 5 reasons why you should not follow your friends to school. College allows you to start over and get exposed to so many new things! Use this opportunity to branch out and meet your future BFFs.

1. Branch Out, Is A Part Of Life

Nothing screams new beginning more than college. College is a place for you to meet new people and talk to those that are so different from you. Going to a larger school definitely has it's benefits as you meet new people everyday and are exposed to new and excited things at every turn. Don't be stuck in your old rut, branch out honey!

2. Join Organizations That YOU Enjoy

When first getting to school, getting involved in certain organizations can be hard to find or scary to do alone. Clinging to your friends can be comfortable, but finding people that have the same interests as you can be amazing! If it's an organization that really interests you, finding friends can be easy because you are all interested in the same thing! Try going by yourself and experiencing your own interests!

3. There Are 10+ Sororities for a Reason

Not all girls are the same. We may all love going to football games and going to brunch, but we all have different interests and hobbies. Finding a sorority that fits you is very important. Don't join a certain sorority just because your friend likes them, join a sorority that you fit into! Why do you think there are so many different sororities in the first place? Go out there and your niche.

4. New You?

Although you may think following your friends to college will be a great idea, you'll always be reminded of your past when you come home to see the same friends you had since grade school. Yes, you may have new interests and joined new organizations, but your hometown friends will ALWAYS talk about home, there's no escaping it.

5. Holiday Breaks Are So Much More Meaningful

From seeing your friends at school every day to every couple of months can be sad, but holiday breaks are so much more meaningful. You realize how much you took your friends for granted and realize how important they are in your life. Seeing them a few times a year, you start to really cherish the moments that you share together and you are able to appreciate the friendship so much more. True friendship withstands time, and that is shown with your hometown friends.

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A Letter To My Freshman Dorm Room As I Pack Up My Things

Somehow a 15' x 12' room became a home.

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Dear Geary 411,

With your creaky beds, concrete walls, and mismatched tile floors, you are easily overlooked as just another room we were randomly assigned to— but you were different. Inside your old walls, I have made some of the best memories of my life that I will hold on to forever.

Thank you for welcoming my neighbors in with open arms who quickly became friends who didn't knock and walked in like you were their own.

I feel like an apology is needed.

We're sorry for blaring the music so loud while getting ready and acting like we can actually sing when, in reality, we know we can't. Sorry for the dance parties that got a bit out of control and ended with us standing on the desks. Sorry for the cases of the late-night giggles that came out of nowhere and just would not go away. Sorry for the homesick cries and the "I failed my test" cries and the "I'm dropping out" cries. We're sorry for hating you at first. All we saw was a tiny and insanely hot room, we had no idea what you would bring to us.

Thank you for providing me with memories of my first college friends and college experiences.

As I stand at the door looking at the bare room that I first walked into nine months ago I see so much more than just a room. I see lots and lots of dinners being eaten at the desks filled with stories of our days. I see three girls sitting on the floor laughing at God knows what. I see late night ice cream runs and dance battles. I see long nights of homework and much-needed naps. Most importantly, I look at the bed and see a girl who sat and watched her parents leave in August and was absolutely terrified, and as I lock you up for the last time today, I am so proud of who that terrified girl is now and how much she has grown.

Thank you for being a space where I could grow, where I was tested physically, mentally and emotionally and for being my home for a year.

Sincerely,

A girl who is sad to go

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8 Things We Do In College That You Probably Won't Tell Mom And Dad On Your Weekly Phone Call

A list of the things you do to spice up college life, shhh don't tell the parents.

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All of us are experiencing freedom and our own rules for the first time and sometimes we push the limits. So here's the list of the things we probably won't tell mom and dad we did when they call tomorrow morning.

1. Get a Piercing

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There's something sketchy about tattoo parlors and college towns. Overpriced, yet people are still lined out the door because they need a new earring or face piercing SO bad. Until they call mom and she's not happy.

2. Dye your Hair

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"Well I thought I'd change things up and Sussie had extra dye"

3. Get a Tattoo

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"I got this because I'm a _____ major and we love ______"

or the good ol' Ohio 110 logo.

4. Go on a Bender

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Sometimes you think wet week is a good idea. Sadly your bank account, your liver, and early classes think otherwise.

5. Junk Food Splurge

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You'll probably eat out too many times in a week and regret it later when you have a food baby.

6. Using the Credit Card for Drinks

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Money is all coming from the same place though, right? Truly sorry for this one.

7. Promiscuity

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Being away from home and having your own roof, sort of, lets you make any decision you want. Many students become much more sexually active and let their guard down about safe sex.

8. Bad Decisions

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Whether it's blacking out on weekdays, getting an unsafe ride home, or puking while showering, sometimes college gets the best of us. But I can tell you we have a hell of a time doing it.

Mom, if you're reading this, these weren't all my ideas I'm not that bad I swear! And students be safe and try and think before you do something that could make your parents very, very mad.... tattoos are FOREVER.

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