Now that senior year is coming to an end, I will give you, my readers a list of things I think you should do at some point in your college career. This includes things I have done, and things I wish I had done, enjoy!
1. Get Involved
Find something that you are really passionate about, and get involved. It does not necessarily have to be a club or an activity, it can be a sport, or you could get involved with the community in general…whatever it is, get involved. Not only does it teach you time management, it gives you a sense of meaning, and makes you feel like you belong.
The only time I traveled in my college career was if it was an away game for the football team. With that being said, I did get to go to some pretty cool places, and I will never forget our trip to Whitewater, Wisconsin. It made me realize I wish I had traveled more, and maybe gone on a study abroad, you may not think it is worth the splurge, but it is trust me. Even if its only in the United States.
It’s the only time in your life when you will have access to a free gym.
4. Make Friends with the People in your Class.
Trust me, this is crucial. For starters if you have a boring professor, they help you get through the class period by keeping you entertained. Next, if you miss a class they can usually tell you what went on, and what you have to do before the next class. Finally, if you do not know what the hell you are doing on a homework assignment they can help you figure it out, or they will be as lost as you are…which will make you feel better.
5. Go to Sports Games
Student-athletes have a lot to balance on their plate, yet they still go out and represent your school every game. Support them, they will appreciate it more than you will ever know.
6. Live in a Crappy House
You may ask why I recommend this… well… it will teach you everything that you DON’T want a future house to be. For example, I have learned that dishwasher, water pressure, kitchen with counter tops, and house with heat is essential to my happiness.
7. Don’t be Afraid to be Yourself.
A lot of the times people get wrapped up in trying to please others, don’t even worry about it, it’s not worth it. Be like this guy, he’s loving every second of his life (or so it appears to be) and he’s being goofy. Being goofy is fun, trust me, with that being said
8. HAVE LOTS OF DANCE PARTIES
You will never regret a single one. Even if it’s only with your roommates in the living room, it is a great stress relief. Also, 80’s power hour never gets old, try it out.
9. If You Live Off Campus Be Nice To Your Neighbors
Our landlord warned us when we move in that some of our neighbors may be a little rough around the edges. However, we respected them, even became friendly with them, and now they love us, and watch out for our house when we aren’t there. I recommend you do this, it will make your life easier. ALSO if you live in a neighborhood have candy on Halloween, it proves you aren’t just selfish college students.
10. Don’t Wish it Away
When you are a freshman, don’t sit there wishing you were 21. Time flies, it feels like I just started at Salisbury yesterday, and I am graduating essentially a month from today. I am so thankful for my four years here, but never realized how fast they will fly by, and how much things can change. Enjoy every second of it.