More thought out posts about my college experience to come soon. Until then enjoy this list:
- There’s always free food somewhere, at sometime on campus. No shame in bringing Tupperware if you don’t get caught.
- Going to office hours even only once for a class can greatly help your grade.
- There are friends you have for just a class. Friends you have for just a year. And friends who will basically be your ride-or-dies for you’re entire time here. Cherish that time with people who will support and encourage you, no matter how brief or long it is .
- Though knowing shortcuts are important for those back to back classes, spending time wandering around campus is always important too.
- Knowing (and perhaps even befriending) people who are vastly different from you is not only important but crucial to the whole learning experience.
- Some people are bad at keeping in contact/communicating with others. Doesn’t mean they care any less.
- Failing a class, or two, isn’t the end of the world. Especially if you’re a Social Science or Humanities major. In general, don’t be afraid to fail.
- Never try to do a 20 page research paper in 24 hours. It’s possible, but you’re going to hate yourself.
- You can’t always fix things.
- Don’t be afraid to be awkward or weird. Sometimes it’s best to just roll with things and push outside of your comfort zone.
- Find something you’re passionate about, even if you don’t wind up doing it in terms of a career.
- Taking care of yourself/being true to yourself does not always equal selfishness.