12 Texts Freshmen Girls Send To Mom The FIRST Month Of College

12 Texts Freshmen Girls Send To Mom The FIRST Month Of College

"Mom, I want to drop out."

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If you're anything like me, no matter what year you are, saying goodbye to your mom when she drives away from your dorm/apartment/sorority house on move in day is one of the hardest things you'll do.

She was probably one of your best friends over the summer and one of the people you spent the most time with.

She's the person that knows the most about you and loves you more than anyone else.

Here are a few texts you might send her during your first month of school.

1. You'll never believe what happened

No shame, our moms are often our “go to's". Chances are they know your hometown friends and have met your college friends so they're the best person to talk to when something goes down.

2. I miss you

Day two or day sixty, there are just those days where all you want is to be able to grab lunch with her and give her a hug but you're thousands of miles away and don't have that option.

3. Can you send me money?

$0.68 left in the bank account. “Oh no what do I do?" Text mom, she always gives in :)

4. I'm so stressed

Three papers, two exams, a quiz, and practice. She's miles away so there's not much she can do but an encouraging text and reminder from mom is sometimes all you need.

5. I want to drop out

AKA: Give me a reason to stay at school. Classes are too hard, making new friends is tough, I hate being far from home.

6. Can you send me a picture of the dog?

If you're anything like me, missing your dog can be just as hard as missing your family. A picture of the dog never fails to turn the day around.

7. Can you send me _______?

“I forgot to pack this so will you send it to me? I'm really low on this and completely broke so any chance you can just send it to me?"

8. A care package sometime soon would be pretty cool

*Hint, hint*

9. Can I call you?


I may not be able to see you but hearing your voice is always comforting.

10. Can I wash these together? Hot or cold?

For many of us, it's been a while since we've done our own laundry, or for others the first time. A reminder is always helpful.

11. I feel sick

No matter how far away, your mom is always the first to know when you don't feel well. She may not be able to do anything, but chances are you'll text her to let her know. If you're lucky she may even tell you what to take or what it could be.

12. I love you

You appreciate what you have a lot more when it's not right in front of you. You're never too old to tell your mom you love her!
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To All Incoming Freshmen, When You Get To College, Please Don't Be THAT Freshman

I am pretty sure we all know who I'm talking about.

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As we are all counting down the days to return to campus, students are looking forward to meeting new people and reuniting with old friends. And then, there is the freshman.

We have all been there. The eagerness and excitement have been slowly building up through months of summer vacation, all waiting for this moment. I understand the anxiousness, enthusiasm, and insecurities. The opportunity to meet new people and explore a new area is very intriguing. But let's be real, you are here to make memories and get an education. So here are a few pieces of advice from a former college freshman.

1. Don't be that freshman who follows their significant other to college

This is the boy or girl who simply can not think for themselves. The 17-year-old puts their own personal goals and interests aside to sacrifice for a six-month high school relationship. This will more than likely end at an end of semester transfer after the relationship has been tested for a month or two in college life. So if you want to really enjoy your freshman year, make your own decisions and do what is best for you.

2. Don't be that freshman who lets their parents pick their major

"You are not going to school just to waste my money."

This is a statement you might have heard from your parents. As true as it might seem, this is definitely not a good way to start your college years. If you are not majoring in something you can see yourself doing, you are wasting your time. You can major in biology, go to medical school, and make the best grades. But if deep down you don't want to be a doctor, you will NOT end up being a good doctor. When it comes to picking your major, you really have to follow your heart.

3. Don't be that freshman who gets overwhelmed with the first taste of freedom

Yes. It is all very exciting. You don't have a curfew, you don't have rules, you don't have anyone constantly nagging you, but let's not get carried away. Don't be the freshman who gets a tattoo on the first night of living on your own. Don't be the freshman who tries to drink every liquor behind the bar. Don't be the freshman who gets caught up being someone that they aren't. My best advice would be to take things slow.

4. Don't be that freshman who starts school isolated in a relationship

I'm not telling you not to date anyone during your freshman year. I am saying to not cut yourself off from the rest of the world while you date someone. Your first year on campus is such an amazing opportunity to meet people, but people are constantly eager to start dating someone and then only spend time with that person.

Be the freshman who can manage time between friends and relationships.

5. Don't be that freshman who can't handle things on their own

It is your first year on your own. Yes, you still need help from your parents. But at this point, they should not be ordering your textbooks or buying your parking pass. If you need something for a club or for class, YOU should handle it. If you're having roommate problems, YOU should handle it, not your parents. This is the real world and college is a great time for you to start building up to be the person you want to be in the future, but you can't successfully do that if your parents still deal with every minor inconvenience for you.

6. Don't be that freshman who only talks to their high school friends

I know your high school was probably amazing, and you probably had the coolest people go there. However, I believe that college is a great time to be on your own and experience new things. Meeting new people and going to new places will allow you to grow into a more mature person. There is a way to balance meeting new friends and maintaining friendships with childhood friends, and I am sure you will find that balance.

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5 Ways To Make The Most Of Each Day

Don't wait until tomorrow to start

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Checking off everything on your to-do list is easier said than done. It requires commitment, but above all, it requires creating healthy habits. It does not matter if you are a student, in the workforce, or even a stay at home parent. Who doesn't want to be productive and make the most of their day? It takes practice and you can't change overnight. I put together the top 5 tips to be the best version of yourself each and every day.

1. Morning time = YOUR time.

Each morning you wake up, focus on what you want to accomplish that day. Don't just open Instagram and mindlessly scroll through all the pictures of the people that you probably barely like. As soon as you wake up, drink a huge glass of water, take your personal time to wake up and think about how you want to tackle your day. Even if your goal is to watch as much Netflix as possible, at least you have a goal with a plan. This also is where it pays off to have a calendar to keep track of your future plans.

2. Don't try to do so much at once.

Stop trying to do a million things at once. This inevitably raises your stress and counteracts the whole concept of being productive because you're just too overwhelmed. It is much more efficient to take on one task at a time and finish it with the most effort you can give. You will feel like you have accomplished more when everything isn't half-assed.

3. Pray.

You can't do this thing called life on your own... We aren't meant too. Look to him when you need that boost in your day. God will bring good things your way.

4. Get a good sweat sesh in.

It is proven over and over again that a daily habit of exercising increases your health, happiness, and overall being. Exercise can actually give you more energy, as crazy as that sounds. When you sit around all day, don't you feel more tired? Maybe even sore? Go to the gym for even 30 minutes and you can change your entire mindset throughout the day.

5. Be present with other.

I know I put this last, but this is an example of saving the best for last. I can not stress enough how important it is to be present with the people around you, in public and private. Put away down things that distract you. There is a big world out there. Engage in conversations with others around you. People will remember how you make them feel, positive or negative.

Your life is simply days following days. It is up to you to decide if you enjoy those days or barely survive those days. In the end, the life we choose to live is determined by the choices that we make each and every day. Begin each day by doing something different, big or small, and watch your life change.

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