That 70's Show Explains Your Crazy College Experience

That 70's Show Explains Your Crazy College Experience

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Everyone knows college can be confusing, challenging, and demanding, but it can also be an incredible experience. Especially if your friends are anything like Eric, Donna, Fez, Jackie, Kelso and Hyd, you better be prepared for the ride of your life.


College is great. It's all about meeting new people and getting involved around campus. Unfortunately, sometimes making new friends involves a little bit of compromise...


Then there are those special people that you meet and instantly, you just know you're gonna be bros for life. But then you get so close so quickly and you pretend to get annoyed with how much you see them when in actuality you have no other friends...


But don't let college fool you! You will also meet people who.... actually, let's not go there...


While you're in college, you have to go out of your way to make sure your experience is everything you're bargaining for. Go find a club and join it. They don't have what you're looking for? Start it! How about the theater company?


If that's not for you, not to worry! There are millions of other fun things to do on campus.


But more important than extracurriculars are your classes. Remember that feeling when you walk into a class for the first time and don't know a single person in the room?


And when your teacher asks you something you should all know from like, middle school...


Or when you answer a super easy question wrong...


And then 30 seconds later you're kicking yourself in the butt because you totally should have known that!


Always make sure you cite your sources!


If I could give you any advice, it's to make sure you're super prepared for exams.


Because if you're not...


So when you go into a big exam, just stay calm.


And as soon as it's done, treat yourself because you've earned it.


But don't get too cocky when you get a better grade than your friends.


Especially when you needed to find new ways just to make it through that study session...


(Trust me, I'm an engineering major.)


But it'll all be worth it in the long run!


And then there's finals week.


Unless you're penalized for wrong answers, it's always better to put something down. Even if you're not sure if you're right, you can't be right if you don't write anything. And if you don't know the answer, just fake it 'til you make it!


And it's okay to pull an all-nighter and let things get a little crazy!


I know not all of us are super thrilled about who our roommates are...


And your living arrangement might not be ideal, but we all have to make the best of a bad situation.


Also, I know it can be annoying sometimes, but your RA's only want to help you.


Let me share a few tips that I've learned during my time away at college.

First of all, only certain things at the dining hall are actually edible.


Second, you never know when you'll need a helping hand, so when you have the means to do so, help your friends!


If it's not for you, DON'T DO IT.


If you've got free time, use it wisely!


And here's some things you should know:

You're in college. You're a big kid now, and mommy can't always save you anymore.


Some boys actually never grow up.


No, really - I'm serious about that one.


That's fine. You don't have to believe me. You'll figure it out on your own one day.


But what do I know? Don't let other people's opinions affect you.


Have confidence in yourself!


Because no one is going to love you like you love you.


If you're sick, GO TO HEALTH SERVICES!


It's okay to let loose, but be responsible.


There's a real reason that you didn't get that extra financial aid, but I promise it's not what you're thinking...


So when in doubt, know you're not alone.


College can be absolutely stressful...


...and a little trying...


...and expen$ive.


But I promise that in the end...

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.
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Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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The Power Of Journaling

Slowing down in a fast pace world.

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In a world where everything is moving so fast pace, I have found comfort in taking small moments to reflect on the blurring images around me. I have always loved to journal, but recently I have found a system that works very well for me.

One habit that I have newly formed is creating a section in my journal that I like to call "Get Out of My Head." Life moves very fast and sometimes my thoughts can't keep up. This causes stress, anxiety, sadness and even the feeling of loneliness. I have created this section in my journal to be a safe place where I can just scribble down whatever is taking over my head, but there is a trick.

Like I stated previously, I have always loved to journal, but I never found ultimate comfort in it because I would go back and read what I wanted to remove from my mind. This was causing me to reexperience what I didn't want to. I highly suggest having a place in your journal that is essentially a flame for all th4e thoughts you want to rid of.

On the contrary, have a section in your journal where you love to look. I try and fill this section with happy thoughts, quotes, verses, and gratitude. This makes journaling and reading your entries something to look forward to, rather than not.

In conclusion, journaling is unique for everyone and it takes some time to figure out exactly the right way. But once you discover the safe place that journaling can be, it can change your life forever.

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