August 14, 2012

College Tips Part 2

So as summer comes to a close I decided I wanted to addressed some more of my college tips. I talked about my study/ school tips for college so, I decided to do some advice on the social, fun and crazy college part.

1) There will be moments when you are homesick.
I am in no way a crier but I did call my mom and cry a few times about how I missed her and Dad and my siblings and Bear. Just don't allow the homesickness take over your life. It helps to find people who care about you and distract you from any sad. 

2) There will be drama. 
As much as we all hope to get away from high school drama, I have learned it never really goes away. It changes form but is there. For some people it can be very minimal but for others everything can just blow up and be a psycho mess. But take it in strides and know that you will survive.

3) Everyone needs to do whats best for themselves.
You need to remember that you must do whats best for you. If you find a group of friends, thats awesome but you cannot function as a single entity... you are all individuals. This is not high school where you can be screwed if you don't have friends to back you up. You are at college for yourself. It sounds so selfish, like you should not help others but thats not what I'm saying. I'm saying make choices that help you and allow others to do the same for themselves.

4) Try not to take anything personally.
Just as in life, you must realize people will say things or do things that they don't mean. Those things you must let roll off your back and realize there are much bigger issues at hand.

5) Friends are ever-changing.
Just a simple reminder (mainly to myself...I suck at change) the friends come and go for all types of reasons. Just focus on the positive.

6) Do what makes you happy.
Don't go to parties if you don't want to and don't sit alone in your room if you don't want to. You have the power to change what you are doing. Only you know what can and will make you happy. And no one can make you do something you don't want to do. Be confident in yourself and know that it's your life.

7) Be outgoing.
I can/am be a introverted person who needs my down/chill time but the key to having a balanced life is getting involved. Meet people, making connections, having meaningful conversations and just being goofy. It will make your college experience so much more enjoyable.

8) Sign up for activities and go to events.
Even if your not a activities kind of person; it's a great way to meet people and figure out what you like and dislike and maybe even help you find what you want to do with your life.

9) Soak it all in.
Enjoy every moment of college. My first year went by in a flash! There were times when I wanted to rip my hair out but there were so many more moments of such joy that I don't want it to end.

10) Freedom.
There is so much more freedom in college. No one is telling you what to eat, when to sleep and where to go.  Enjoy it but realize that you are at college for a reason besides the social aspect. Balance is the key to life!

I hope this helps! If you all have any suggestions, please send them here! Oh and the pictures above are some of my best girls at college! I love and miss them dearly.

Much love,


  1. Great tips again, I definitely agree with all of them! I'm the least emotional person on the planet (it's a problem) and I definitely got really homesick and emotional my freshman year!

  2. These are great tips! I definitely think its especially important to make it to events and get involved. I also agree that you need to soak it all in and just enjoy the ride. Having just graduated from college, I can say first hand that it goes by in a flash!

  3. Great tips for the college bound! It's amazing how much change a person goes through. Just when you thought you were "grown up," you realize how much more there is once you hit college.

  4. Love this, especially the tip not to let it all pass you by. College is such a fun time in one's life! You have such a great blog :)

    <3 Josephine