As my first semester comes to end, I would just like to reflect and share on the things that I learned at my new school. This was an experience I will never forget because it was the first one away from my close friends and a new school. It was a time for me to settle in, explore and try new things. It's a brand new feeling that is often described as "bittersweet".
1. College isn't always fun
2. Take some time for yourself
3. Get things done early
4. Stress may not be so temporary (kidding)
5. It's okay to step out of your comfort zone
6. Participate in class discussions
7. You will live in the library more than in your actual room
8. Stay up to date on your school's events, news, etc
9. You will meet people with similar goals as you
10. Dunk's is needed after a bad (pretty much every day)
11. You will be interested in things that never even crossed your mind before
12. It's okay to reconsider your major, change it or add another one
13. You will appreciate your independence
14. Always carry an umbrella
15. Your adult-ness will really be put to the test
16. Group projects should NOT exist
17. Some people will be on their Facebook during a lecture... Yup... What a waste of money.
18. The semester went by really fast!!!
19. Walking everywhere is equivalent to all the running I did in high school
20. Everything doesn't have to be perfect
21. BSing essays are still a thing
22. Use your time wisely and strategically
23. Let things be-- don't rush them to happen
24. Always have a backup plan of classes you want/need to take for the following semester
25. Take advantage of your resources at school
26. Some "college students" are immature and have a 10th grader
27. Sweatpants, hoodies, and running shoes is the everyday apparel (at least for me)
28. Quizlet will be your first bookmark!
29. Your GPA is not everything!
30. Start making connections early so that you have more opportunities for the future
The most important thing I learned was not to let others tell me what I should major in. Study the things YOU want to study, major in what YOU want to major in, and follow YOUR on dreams, not someone else's dreams. At the end of the day, it is your education and you're the one getting the degree and aspiring to become _____ in the future.