Writing this post I realized that I haven’t posted on this blog all semsester. Sorry about that.
I have learned a lot of life skills throughout my freshmen year, so I thought I would compile a list of advice I would give to myself entering college from a retrospective point of view.
· Don’t plan on minoring in biology, you will hate it.
· You will have to “try out” a bunch of friends before you find ones perfect for you.
· Learn grammar and punctuation rules! English Comp with Gunther will destroy you.
· No night classes; yes, it is nice to only have to take a class once a week, but it also means you cannot do anything else on that night.
· Don’t try so hard to hold on to high school friendships, if they want you in your life, they will be.
· Catholics are not so different than Christians.
· Learn where the bathrooms are in each building!
· Don’t expect much from the cafeteria food.
· You will be taught biology from an evolutionist perspective.
· Put the parking sticker on your car. You will be heavily fined for not doing so!
· Keep a whole winter and summer wardrobe in your car. Weather changes drastically in a school day in Ohio.
· Don’t worry about being a commuter, you will still make friends.
· Word spreads fast on a private, tiny campus like Walsh, be careful what you tell people.
· Make sure you go on the two retreats! You will meet wonderful friends there.
· Don’t worry about finding a boyfriend, when you aren’t looking for one, he will appear as your roommate on the discover retreat.
· That Spanish class you dropped first semester because you hated the teacher, guess what? She is your teacher second semester, go figure.
· Buy Starbucks from across the street, not the one on campus. You’ll save lots of money.
· Every other freshmen is struggling too.
· Don’t work in the financial aid office, you will hate every second of it
· There is no shame in going to the tutoring or counseling center
· Make sure you look for job postings on the campus career website, you will find a babysitting job with a family you absolutely love
· Study groups are great, but some may turn into you tutoring everyone else.
· Yes, you will miss your friends from Montana and GlenOak, but you will be just fine.