Wednesday, November 26, 2014

College Series: 3 things I've learned this semester

As a sophomore I am still figuring out how college works. I'm still making mistakes, figuring out what I want to do with my life, and just trying to survive. But, there are a few things I have learned this semester so far that I find important to share. Whether you are a freshman, a senior in high school, or whatever take these lessons into account. Maybe I can prevent someone from worrying or making the same mistakes as me! 

  1. It's okay to change your plan. When I first came to college I thought I for sure knew what I was going to do. I wanted to major in apparel design and double in journalism. Well, as a first semester sophomore I am now an apparel merchandizing and public relations major. Although its not a drastic change its still a pretty big change to my original plan. I never thought I would be the person to change my major. But I did. And you know what, it's okay! Basically, its okay to not know exactly what your doing all the time. For a few semesters its okay to be all over the place. Sure you have to collect yourself eventually but don't rush it. I had an ah ha moment and I finally realized what I want to do. Your time will come and it will be great. 
  2. Don't fall into old habits. This is more relating to boys but I found myself gravitating to old flings from last year. For what? I don't know! Go out and experience new things and people. The biggest waste of time is spending time on people or things that aren't worth it. If something or someone is getting old and dragging you down get rid of them/ it! Whatever your old habit may be (person, thing, or actual habit) it's not worth repeating. Out with the old and in with the new! 
  3. Don't take 8 am classes. This may seem like an obvious thing but I underestimated the 8 ams. Well in my defense my class schedule was kind of forced on me. BUT if you can avoid 8ams do it. This past semester I have had 4 and it has been hell. Waking up early 4 days in a row really becomes tiring. I find myself falling asleep around 8:30pm. That is just sad. Also, if I actually have to stay up late to do something I physically can't stay awake. Maybe I just suck at being a morning person, because trust me I do, but avoid 8ams at all cost. 9 ams are less evil take those. 
Hopefully my lovely mistakes and lessons helped you out a bit. Or hopefully they provided some entertainment value. Do you have any lessons you learned this semester? Comment below I'd love to hear! 


1 comment:

  1. Great pieces of advice! i took a 7:45 am class this past semester, and it was brutal. One of the lessons that I learned this past year was that it was okay to take a break.