So, y’all, I’m in college!
I got to say it is just as expected. Of course, I was really looking forward to coming here this year, so I had really high expectations, other than the fact that this University is one I never planned on going to! I thought that I would be perfect for the college life. I would get out all the time. I would like my classes. I would make friends(since all my friends didn’t come to this University.) Basically, I expected this to be a great experience!
After my first semester, I have yet to be disappointed! I am roomed with an amazing girl that I’ve known since Kindergarten but never talked to. I have made quite a few friends(surprisingly, because I’m hopelessly awkward.) I’ve even gone on a few dates, gotten a few numbers and snaps, and went to my first party! Heck, I’m even doing mostly great in my classes!
So, first I’m gonna talk about my roomie. She’s a whole bunch like me. Crazy. Loud. Awkward. Funny as hell. Procrastinator extradornaire. And of course optimistic! We had never talked any in school, but I’ve got to say that we definitely should have! She reminds me of my best friend so much it makes me miss her. And she used to take everything I said seriously when we first came here! However, after a couple weeks of me scaring her about elevators, walking to CVS, and stalkers behind us, she’s come to realize that the only time I’m serious is when I’m trying to fool somebody. Now she’s able to tell exactly when I’m lying about something.
Aside from my roommate, there are many other reasons I like college, mostly because of the experience and the freedom. I never realized how sheltered I was. I had never even ordered my own sub before. Literally, I was that sheltered. I also didn’t realize how much of a slacker I was even though in high school I kept A’s even when I didn’t go to class half the time. Let me tell you for all those incoming college freshman, college does not roll like that. You really need to learn how to study(something I still haven’t figured out since I didn’t do it last semester even though it would have brought a disappointing C up to a B or possibly an A.) You really need to go to class. Do not skip it every day just because you have a choice. Although, I always heard many professors don’t care if you show up, and it’s easy to just go to class on the day of tests, that’s wrong. Go to class. They actually teach stuff in class that will help you pass your exam. Don’t be like me and skip all of the University 100 classes, all the chemistry lectures, and math classes. Which by the way were the three classes I had less than an A in. I was lucky not receive a D or F; however, I’m just lucky. Honestly. But luck runs out, and when it does, I’ll probably be in some deep shit for not learning how to study beforehand. Anyways don’t be like me.
Just because you can party all the time doesn’t mean you have to. You don’t have to go wild just because you know it’s expected of you. Make time for your classes. Now I’m not saying you need to study for the 2 hours for every hour your in class like people tell you, because it definitely was not needed for me. But study at least 30 minutes or an hour. However, don’t be one of those people that don’t enjoy their newfound freedom. College is going to be the only time you get to experience freedom like this. In just a few years, you will be out in the real world with demanding jobs, some will have children, and some will have spouses to tend to. So have fun while you can. Try and going to a party(It was not my scene), be a little experimental and smoke some weed(Also not my thing because the one time I did it I freaked out), and maybe get drunk and run down the halls naked(I actually liked this part at the time, but now I’m red with embarassment.)
HAVE FUN but BE RESPONSIBLE. Don’t be like me and almost jeopardize your 5000$ scholarship just because you never study or go to class. Like I said I was lucky, I only received 2 B’s and a C while the rest were A’s. But I came close to going under the GPA requirement for my scholarships. My roommate, who is now my best friend in college, was not so lucky. We done everything together, but whereas I got lucky she wasn’t. We’re both just lucky to have another semester to fix our screwups for the first semester but I’m sure we’ll do it!
So y’all, be smart! Listen to those who are telling you about college, or at least take some of the advice their giving you and store it in the back of your head. For me, my college experience has been wonderful and none of the scares people warned me about have happened, so really it’ll be your own experience and you’ll learn as you go.