Going off to college consists of a mixture of feeling excited, nervous, anxious, liberated, and scared out of your wits. I felt all of these things post high school graduation, and had no idea what I was getting myself into when I went to college. Upon changing and discovering myself freshman year, I reflected on some of the most important things I learned; things I wish people told me before moving into a whole new world. For all you recent high school grads and non traditional students out there, here are 57 things to remember when you go to college.
I have only had three spray tans in my life, which doesn't necessarily make me an expert, but it's the experience that matters. I have never met a spray tan I didn't like. Not only are they easy, but spray tan gives you a quick, gorgeous glow that is perfect for any occasion. Before you spray, here are a few tips and recommendations to keep in mind and help you perfect your next flawless tan.
I was 15-years-old when I first started to show eating disorder habits. It started by cutting out junk food, then soda, then carbs, and, well, you can pretty much figure out the rest. By my senior year of high school it became drilled into my routine to wake up an hour early just to work out. I was constantly skipping meals, and if things didn't go my way at cross country practice, I would beat myself up about it and work out more when I got home. By my freshman year of college, going days without eating was "normal" for me, along with a string of other self-destructive habits.
If you would have approached me ten years ago and told me that I was going to be a cross country runner in high school and fall in love with distance running for the rest of my life, I would have straight up laughed in your face. Growing up, I never considered myself to be the athletic type. But that all changed after my first summer practice in the eighth grade.
I'm a very traditional person. Every Christmas, I look forward to going to the same places and doing the same things with my family and close friends, because to me, it just wouldn't be Christmas without some of the things we do together. With the holidays quickly approaching, I got to thinking about some of the traditions that define my yuletide experience. Maybe some of my favorites will become some of your own! Here are six of my favorite Christmas traditions.
I came into college not knowing a single soul other than my roommate, who happened to be my best friend from home. I knew for a long time I wanted to rush and join a sorority, but when I did, I ended up having a lot of mixed feelings and doubts: Did I really belong here? Was I making the right choice? A series of “what if’s” rang through my head. But it was on the third or fourth day of rush that I knew. When I got a bid, I knew. During that first semester, I really knew. This was where I was meant to be. Through the chapter, I found my “sisterhood.”