15 Lessons I Learned My Freshman Year of College

Your freshman year of college involves a lot of firsts. For many it is the first time living away from home. The first time being pretty much independent (except when you call/text your mom daily, because let's face it, you are still figuring out this whole being an adult deal). I learned many, many different things during my first year living on my own. I thought I would share a few of the lessons  i learned my freshman year of college. 

 

1. Odds are your roommate won't be a psychopath. We've heard about those roommate horror stories, but the odds of your roommate being an actual certified psychopath are pretty low. I mean, I don't have any statistics to back that up, but it seems pretty valid to me. 

 

2. Whether you and your roommate get along depends a lot on your attitude.

 

 The exception to this would be if your roommate is a certified psychopath. 

 

3. Maintaining good grades, getting enough sleep, and having some form of a social life are all necessary aspects of college. Sometimes to have to sacrifice a bit of one in order to fully fulfill another one.

 

4. You will eat weird things, at weird hours of the day. For example, one time I skyped my mom while eating cauliflower. 

 

5. Avoid 8 am classes. I took anatomy and physiology at 8 am my first semester, and it almost was the death of me. i had this vision of getting up early and being all productive. This will not happen (unless you are some kind of magical unicorn), so just don't do it. 

 

6. Exercise. This is a follow up to the eating weird food at weird hours of the day. 

 

7. Sweet potatoes are yummy! 

 

8. Sometimes it is necessary to walk several blocks in negative degree winter weather just to pick up a burger. 

 

9. Do your homework. You will lower you grade much quicker than you can raise it back up.

 

10. Your major is probably going to change, at least once. Or three times if you are like me! 

 

11. It is also possible that you will finish your Freshman year and have no idea what you are going to do with your life (like me ;).

 

12. Less is more. You don't need to bring your entire life to college. You will thank me on move-out day. 

 

13. Keeping #12 in mind, make sure you bring everything you need. You will always need more command hooks than you plan to. 

 

14. Sweats are everything. You can never have too many. Really.

 

15. College goes by so incredibly fast. Enjoy it! Somehow I am 25% done, and I am not really sure how that happened. 

 

Well, hopefully you learned something from that. Just remember that college is a once in a lifetime experience in many, many, many different ways. Here is some cheesy, however very true advice: Be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn. Then be a unicorn.