Four of the best years of your life are ahead of you and you need to make every moment count. Here’s a crash course in the things you’ll learn freshman year. Don’t waste the free advice.
You might not be best friends with your roommate
In your head you live with your new bestie and life is a sitcom of hijinks and late night antics. In real life, living with a total stranger can be anything from strange, to downright horrible. Don’t freak out if you and your roommate don’t mesh, its totally normal.
Your friends will change
Everyone’s looking for friends their first year so just take note that the crew that you’ve got in your first semester, you might not even talk to come June. College is about meeting new people and putting yourself out there. Don’t be shy, and don’t be disappointed if your friends change. There are plenty of fish in the sea.
Long distance relationships are rough
At senior prom you and your date promised to try and make things work bi-coastal but don’t be shocked if this turns out to be a lot harder than it sounded. Skype and FaceTime aren’t going to be able to replace the feeling of being together.
School is actually hard
Whatever mediocre work you got away with in high school is not going to cut it in college. This is the big league and you will need to put pedal to the metal to get the results.
It’s the best time in your life
You might not realize it while you’re there, but looking back you’ll see the amazing opportunities you got and the best friends you made for the rest of your life.