Freshman year of college can be tough, but it is so much fun!
A new school, new people and for those of you moving away to go to school a new town, and living with no parents! For most students it can be very overwhelming and a hard adjustment to make, but not impossible!
I am going to share with you guys what I struggled with the most and the methods I used to overcome my obstacles.
What I struggled the most with my freshman year was my free time. You don't live with your parents anymore so no one can tell you what to do or that it is too late to go out. You wanna go to Taco Bell at 3 in the morning? You can just go do it without anyone telling you otherwise. Freedom is a wonderful thing!
But with freedom, comes great responsibility
Lets be honest, going out with your friends, staying up as late as you want, deciding not go to go class just because you can are all things I'm sure most of you are looking forward to and I'm guilty of it too, but with the freedom to make those decisions, comes consequences.
My biggest struggle was having too much fun. Luckily I found my balance between the two my freshman year and I made good grades. I was on the President's List because of my good grades and was still able to have my fair share of fun. But for some people they aren't that fortunate and unfortunately I know a lot of people who weren't even able to make it past their first semester because of too much freedom... Don't be that person!
My advice to you all who are reading this is take things slow. Don't go buck wild because you are finally out of your parents house. Do some fun things here and there but make sure you make enough time for studying and make sure you attend your classes.
My happy medium was planning my entire week. I planned when I was going to study, when I had to go to work, and what time I had to go to classes. After that was done, I was able to plan fun things with my friends for the weekends, or going out to eat during the week. I had fun, but I did it responsibly.
So live it up!
freshman year was one of my favorites. But don't, don't, don't forget the importance of grades and attending classes! Making good grades is very important that is why we are all here after all right?