11 Things I Would Tell My Freshman Year Self

1. Don’t be afraid to get involved.

Experience is just as important as studying. You will meet a bunch of new people and gain new experience.

2. Cherish all the money you have freshman year. By senior year you will understand what it really means to be a ‘broke college kid’.

Save your money as much as possible. Chipotle and sushi can wait every once in awhile.

3. Your high school study habits will not cut it in college.

Or lack thereof study habits. Seriously, you will see by sophomore year your potential and how you could have boosted your GPA freshman year by studying a little more.

4. The library is your friend.

It is the best place to get work done. Otherwise you will be napping in your bed or resulting to Netflix.

5. Don’t be afraid to meet new people. 

You’re not in your hometown anymore. There are a ton of people out there. Go out and meet them.

6. Don’t be alarmed when your friend group from high school goes from ten people to a cozy group of four.

It’s not about who’s there in the beginning, it’s about who’s there in the end.

7. The people you met in the first few weeks of freshman year will be ones that changed your life.

The bonds will become even stronger throughout the years.

8. It’s okay to not have everything figured out yet.

Because you might not even have it figured out senior year. And that’s okay. Don’t over stress yourself about this.

9. Learn to become independent. 

Doing your laundry, cooking your own food, LEARN HOW TO DO IT.

10. Learning to manage your time will be a life saver.

You will not regret it. It’s a great skill to have.

11. Enjoy being a freshman. 

People may know you’re a freshman and you can’t wait to be a sophomore, but seriously, when you’re a senior you’re gonna wish you were a freshman again.

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