Cheesy freshman picture- new textbooks in hand and coffee ready to go.
Whether your summer has gone by in a blink of an eye or dragged on longer than reading the Odyssey, college move-in day is right around the corner. I still can't believe its been a year since I started college; it seems like yesterday I was a lost freshman walking down the city streets of Boston thrilled yet frightened about being on my own. I've looked back on some of my old posts from last year and it's amazing how much I've already forgotten.
Here's my top picks for some advice and reminders for college students getting ready for the big day!
Note: A lot of colleges do not allow coffee pots in a regular dorm room. Make sure to check with your RA before you buy one. Use your suitcases for storage under the bed- you will need them when you travel home. Hanging shoe and jewelry cubbies are lifesavers. Do pack a drying rack, you can place a plastic tray on top as a quickie table.
The 10 shoes every college student needs, for every season and occasion.
Start switching your sleep schedule now, those 8ams can be hard to get used to. Once you get into a routine though, becoming a morning person helps your productivity.
College is a big transition. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
And don't forget it's about perseverance sometimes.
You're going to grow, change, think, speak, do, love, and see things so differently once you get to college. But remember to stay true to yourself. Get outside your comfort zone, embrace new experiences, and make mistakes but never sacrifice who you are as a individual.
Did you get those textbooks? Do you know where your classes are located?
My main piece of advice for college freshman? Take the initiative!
And last but not least, start making a college bucket list!
Start researching events that happen around you and on campus. It's a great way to keep track
of all the awesome experiences you have and you'll always be adding to the list!