Monday, May 12, 2014

10 Things I Never Expected to Learn in College

So it really has been a long four years! But in the shortest way possible, if that makes any sense at all. The last few years have seemed to never end when finals and midterms come around, but when all the fun stuff is happening, life just flies by.

Everyone says high school is the best four years of your life...until college...well shit! If these were the "best" eight years of my life what else do I have to look forward to? Tax returns, low insurance rates, couponing? CAN'T WAIT!!!!

It's hard to finally say goodbye to my best friends, favorite memories, and ample amounts of life advice! So in honor of graduating I'm compiling a list of the 10 things I never expected to learn in college...

10 Things I Never Expected to Learn in College
1. Random roommates end one of two ways...terrible or great.
2. You will loose three things and you won't regret any of them...sleep, friends, and money. (Alright maybe the last one)
3. Your TA's are your best friends.
4. Never be the smartest person in your study group, just smarter than most, no one likes a freeloader.
5. There is no one has the same class schedule, social life, hours of work, rent bill, homework assignments, sorority formals, crap roommate that you do...DON'T EVEN TRY!
6. Always be prepared for either an all night study session or the most vital party of your life.
7. Sweatpants.
8. Pinterest knows you better than you do, Facebook will distract you to the ends of the earth, checking your Catmail is a form of being productive, and never get a's dangerous!
9. If you cook a meal that doesn't involve a box label Hamburger Helper, you are officially Wolfgang Puck! 
10. Every year goes by faster than the last...

If I could give my freshman self advice I would say to live in the moment, be selfish, but studious, travel, cry, take pictures, remember where you came from, but don't look back for so long your loose track of where your going, be yourself, love whoever you want, but don't loose yourself in them, be independent, laugh it off, take a second and enjoy the little things, call your best friends before you dive head first into the world of poor life choices, chances are they'll want to join, and never forget how much you're going to change in the next four years. Also save your money, learn to cook, never buy the books, high school taught you nothing, and an empty tank of gas will get you further than you think.

So as I kiss the College of Ag, U of A, my dingy apartment, the Agriculture center, and all my friends goodbye I finally realize it's time for me to move on and have endless adventures.

To all my fellow seniors, good luck in the future and I hope you don't forget the last four years and all the unexpected things we've learned.
To those of you who get to live it up for another year, document every moment, get some good friends, and cause as many shenanigans as possible.

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