Freshman year has come to an end and now I’m home for the summer. I can’t believe how quickly it flew by and how many great friends I made in college. As much fun as I had, this year taught me a lot of lessons I’ll remember for the next three years:
1. Buy lots of socks. Chances are, you’re gonna end up with at least five unmatched socks.
2. Stay caffeinated. Coffee, tea, soda, whatever you like. You’re gonna need it.
3. Take naps. I thought I lost the ability to nap after kindergarten, but once I started college, it came back.
4. Work out or go to the gym regularly. That unlimited meal plan will catch up with you.
5. There’s no such thing as being a slut or an alcoholic in college (well, at least to some extent).
6. Don’t get involved with guys you like, especially if there’s any doubt of reciprocated feelings. Trust me, you will gain absolutely nothing from it, maybe except months of awkwardness.
7. Getting involved with guys with the same first name is a no-no. Not only is it weird, but it feels like a curse after four.
8. Drunk texting or tweeting are just two really bad ideas. I can guarantee that you’ll wake up, read what you sent last night, and ask “Why the FUCK did I say that?” or say “I don’t remember sending this…”
9. Don’t forget about your grades. Partying for the first few months is fun, but not when you’re hanging on by a thread in your classes.
10. Have fun. Really. Do whatever the fuck you want and don’t worry if anyone judges you for it. It’s your life and a lot of people around you are probably making similar decisions.
I will never forget my freshman year and I can honestly say it’s been one of the best years of my life so far. Sophomore year, you’ve got a lot to live up to.