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Thursday, August 27, 2015

BTS: 10 things I wish I knew entering college

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Hello Lovelies!

Today, we're talking about college. Now, I understand this isn't the path everyone chooses to take and it's not a path you really need to go down. But, it is a path that I choose to take. Like many others, I am a college student and I've made many of the mistakes I was warned not to make. But, I did learn from them. Spoiler Alert: The most scandalous thing I've done is forget to write a three page paper.

Let's start!
  1. Walked into the room thinking I didn't deserve to be there. It's hard when you're surrounded by new people who you don't know anything about. It's really easy to see others and think "Oh my god I'm nothing like them, why am I here?" Here's a lesson I learned the hard way. When you walk onto that campus for the first time, realize you deserve to be there. You earned your place among the greats. It doesn't matter if you're attending a university, a college, training school, or a community college. You earned the right to walk on that campus. Now, the sad truth is you may have worked twice as hard as some of your classmates to get where you are. But, you, just like them deserve to sit in that seat, hear that lecture and walk those halls. It doesn't mater if you don't look like your classmates, or you sound different, or maybe you're not a traditional student. One day, you were told you were accepted into that school, someone in admissions looked at your application and though you would be a great fit. You were picked to be in your class, not the other way around.
  2. You're paying for this, Take it seriously. Luckily, my teachers in high school made sure I went to college with a work ethic. But, I have seen students who do slide by, and yes they still do pass. But you have to ask yourself, what kind of student do you want to be. You're probably paying way too much to be passing by as a C student.
  3. Schools provide tutors for a reason. Use them.
  4. It's okay if people don't like you. I'm one of those people who wants everyone to like me. I hate rejection. But here's the truth buttercup, a lot of people may not like you. That's okay. You probably only see these people twice a week, you have no need to impress anyone.
  5. Use downtime between classes to do homework and study. It's better to do your homework right after a course, than all at once at 1am sleep deprived.
  6. GO TO YOUR CLASSES! (See #2)
  7. Realize you're an adult now. Your parents can and will help you through almost anything. But, the responsibility is on you.
  8. Figure out what way of learning works for you. I don't study. The only time I ever study is for a math class (because ya girl sucks at math), and my AP psych class in high school. That just isn't the way I learn. But, I completely consume information. I take detailed notes and put questions in margins and look in the book or online until I find them. And I'm active in class. When I write papers, I pretty much eat/sleep/and breath that topic until I turn the final paper in. That system works for me, it may not work for everyone else. It's about finding your system.
  9. I've said this a lot. But you won't stay friends with everyone, if anyone from high school. It's not that they're bad or toxic people. But you're all at different places in life. Sometimes, you don't fit into their lives and they don't fit into yours. That's okay. Check up on them from time to time, just to see how they're doing. But you don't have to stick around with them anymore. Sometimes, it's just not good for you.
  10. Invest in yourself. This time is all about you. No one else. Not your SO, not your friends, and not your parents. It's you. Figure out your call to action, tattoo it on your body, live it everyday. There are times when you might feel alone. You might be the person who sticks out in your college, or you might be the person who blends in. Both are great. Just be true to yourself and invest in your dreams. Break down doors. Everyone wants to help students. Ask the hard questions, sit on peoples doorsteps and ask how they did it. Consume yourself with being young and share what you know. There are so many people like you who you don't even know. They're looking for knowledge you have and vice versa. Create your tribe. And never compromise yourself. By attending college, you're investing in yourself. Now, invest to get the most out of it that you can.

Marketing student with a focus in visual marketing with a addiction to coffee.


  1. number 10 is so true and number 2, hell yes! Take it seriously!!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. So true!! <3 great tips, really helpful!
    Chloe xx


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