10 Things I Learned In College So Far Essay

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10 Things I’ve Learned in College So Far

1. You’re going to make friends. Lots of them...

People told me this coming in to college, but I didn’t expect to make friends as easy and quickly as I did. People will talk to you if you talk to them, simple as that! I cannot stress enough how important it is to come into college being yourself.

2. …but you will find some are not the friends you thought they were

Nothing is ever perfect, right? You will meet some people who don’t care about you as much as you thought they did. It will be a big reality check. You will meet some people who leave you out. You know what I would say to that- move on! There are thousands more to meet!

3. …but you will also find others that you love the hell out of
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Like that one quote goes, it’s not the number of friends you have, but the quality of the friends you have. Find the ones that actually ask you about your day and want to be involved in your life. This matters!

4. Come in to college single and independent… you won’t regret it

This is a new time of your life. It is about finding yourself, not someone else. You do not need someone else, and quite frankly, there are not enough hours in the day as you are becoming used to the college experience. One of my greatest skill strengths is time management, and I can tell you from my own experience, you will be going non-stop throughout the week. I struggle to find free time to myself. Learn to balance yourself and classes first, have fun going out with your girl friends, then start playing the field.

5. Patience is key

You have all the time in the world. Don’t rush things. Don’t force things. You will be stressed, but everything will get figured out slowly but surely. The best things in life take time. You will learn campus, and you will adapt to your class schedule. You will learn what you can handle and what you can’t. Enjoy the freshness of everything new surrounding you, and learn from it. It is an experience, but it’s a good
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