4/02/2013

HOW TO: SURVIVE COLLEGE

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As my senior year is winding down I thought I'd be fun to do a post on how to survive college. So here we go, strap on the seat belt friends! I've almost made it to the end and I think it's safe to say that I've survived my college years. Most likely with less sanity than what I came in with but with so much more knowledge about my field, myself, others, and life in general. 

College was quite the ride for me. I came in with zero hours, took no summer classes and banged this degree out in 3 years. To say I'm proud of myself wold be an understatement.

I'd say that I had a very good grasp on the classroom/school aspect of college, oh, probably my first month in. I think the Lord blessed me with some killer time management skills and organizations skills. But it not only takes skills in the classroom to survive college, it takes much more.

First, to survive college: 
Get your work done
I can't think of anything that aggravates me more than people that make excuses and whine and complain to the professors about their work load. You are always going to know ahead of time when things are due and what is expected of your work. Start early and get it done so that you aren't stressing out in the end. Also, I can't think of anything else that I like more than turning in a good, solid piece of work that I know I did well on. 

Second: 
Do what you want
You get to do this college biz once, so you might as well do what you want while you can. Wear what you want, say what you want, do what you want, just be you. College is such a great time to "start over" in a sense after graduating high school and if you're anything like me you will really find yourself and find your way in college. Embrace this time of life because it goes by quickly. 

Third:
Sleep
Please don't sleep in class and give yourself a bad reputation with your professors. Sleep at night! It's good for you and you won't age as fast, promise. Take good care of yourself while you're away at college. This is a great time to develop skills that benefit you, such a sleeping, washing clothes, making your bed, cooking, brushing your teeth, washing your hair, haha!

Fourth: 
Alone time
I love alone time, probably more than I should. But even if you're a social butterfly make sure to take time for yourself. To regroup, catch up on sleep or schoolwork, to relax, to just be for awhile. I think alone time is vital in surviving college, you can't be surrounded by people 24/7. You need to know how to spend time by yourself and be productive with that time.

I feel like I could write a whole book on how to survive college but I won't make you read anymore past 4 :) You're welcome.

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