Life is moving quickly, and instead of stepping up to the plate, I want to drown my sorrows in chocolate pudding and Kate Spade journals (that’ll I’ll happily fill with more woes). I’m afraid of the future: not having friends, not getting into graduate school, not getting my license in time, getting bad grades...it’s overwhelming and listless and GAH WHY DO I HAVE TO GROW UP. And the worst part of it all, Mamma’s not going to be there to hold my hand (and occasionally slap me upside the head for being incompetent).
That’s right, it’s Duriba Khan vs. the big, bad adult world.
Soon, I’ll have to whip myself into shape and evolve into the type of person who carries breath mints and packs their own lunch. I’ll have to take my life seriously, and probably go to sleep earlier than 4 am if I want to be prepared for school. I’ll have to color code my notebooks and send emails with ACTUAL typed subjects instead of gibberish.
Because how much longer can we hide?! School begins soon, and that means organizing our sleep schedules, getting our lives on track, and keeping our goals in mind.
But fear not if you find yourself in the same predicament: I’ve done my research. Now presenting, tips for college (directed at college freshmen, but literally anyone can benefit)!!!!
- ALWAYS go to class.
- Get involved.
- Always back up files (HOWYA DOING GOOGLE DRIVE!?!)
- Budget (this means not eating out every day).
- Sleep. Gossip Girl is important, but not that important.
- Eat healthy (switch Jamba Juice for a Caramel Waffle Cone Frappe occasionally).
- Get to know your professors: become their bff.
- Buy a parking pass if you gotta!!
- Be professional: you never know what behavior will make an impression and on who.
- Try out different study styles such as group study, or bullet studying.
- Get a tutor if you need one.
- Put your alarm clock out of reach so you can’t easy set it off.
- Start your resume now, you’ll thank yourself later.
- Go to career fairs! Who knows, maybe you’ll fall in love with becoming a cow milker?!
- Try new things. College is about discovery, so do things you normally wouldn't.
- GO TO THE GYM! YOUR TUMMY HAS A TUMMY!
- Speak out in class. If you have a question, ask. If you have an answer, speak up.
- Create goals for yourself: social goals, educational goals, etc.
- Don’t cling to your highschool friends. Obviously, keep in touch, but don’t limit yourself to your high school clique. Get out there, kid.
- Keep reading books for fun. Trust me, it’ll make your life a billion times better.
- Your GPA is your north star! To prop it up, 1) read notes before bed, 2) study in advance, and 3) read notes out loud. Because pain is temporary, GPA is forever!!!