College freshmen dating advice
As a freshman, nothing put a smile on my face quite like knowing I had one of my mom’s college care packages waiting for me at the dorm.
It started with an email from the mailroom saying a box would be available for pick-up that afternoon.
It was hard to focus on the differences between classical and operant conditioning that my psychology professor was explaining when I would rather think about treats from home.
My anticipation grew on my walk to the mailroom and I couldn’t wait to tear into the packaging as I rode up in the impossibly slow elevator.
But let’s be honest, it has been a little while since I was in college and there are those far younger and more knowledge than I who can help him on his way.
Luckily I was able to corral some recent college grads (and current seniors) and here they share some very wise and relevant advice for college freshmen.
There is an extraordinary amount of change you will encounter as you transition to college – find something to hold on to, something you can carry with you throughout college as you encounter a new living environment, schedule, friend group and set of academic expectations.
Your constant might be an activity you’ve done your whole life, a new hobby, a book series you re-read for comfort right before bed, a TV show, a “splurge” you indulge in once a week at the local (overpriced) coffee shop, or something else entirely.
Regardless of what your constant is, you should practice making it as routine as brushing your teeth.
For me, it was running outdoors and exploring my new environment.