1. You actually have to study.
Freshman year was literally such a breeze, the tests were easy, there were hardly any assignments due, and attendance was definitely not mandatory. I walked into my sophomore year classes with the idea that it would all be just like that year before. Boy was I wrong. Those 100 level classes will never happen to me again, these upper division classes actually take some effort, and I might even have to sit my ass down in starbucks to learn some of this stuff, who knew?
2. It was fall semester like 20 minutes ago.
I’ve never experienced a year go by so fast in my life. Not just because it was my sophomore year, I guess this is just an overall college thing that I’ve learned. But watching all the incoming freshman tour and learn the ropes around campus, I’m feeling a little heartbroken. No one gives us any special tours around campus or special treatment when we get lost on our way to the building we’ve never been in. I guess that’s just a part of growing up.
3. You actually have to make a grocery list.
Seriously the amount of times I’ve gone to Target with a plan of buying milk, eggs, and bagels but only came home with milk and eggs, it baffles me. In order to get everything I need, I have to make a physical list. I really hope Im not the only one with this problem.
4. Keeping a planner makes life easy.
Sure, sometimes I forget to check the planner, but writing all the due dates down at the beginning of the semester does give me a little peace of mind.
5. Roommates aren’t always the move.
Having other people live in your same living space isn’t always easy. Sure it’s fun, there are always friends right at the end of your finger tips. But if you’re anything like me: I can’t deal with a mess. Oh and I’m a light sleeper which REALLY doesn’t help the situation. I moved into a spacious one-bedroom apartment this past spring and I could not love it anymore. It was just what I needed, and maybe it is just what you need too.
6. It’s okay to say no to a night of drinking
There have been too many nights that I said yes to going out when I also had class early the next morning (which I obviously knew I wasn’t going to attend the minute I consented to heavily drinking) or had some sort of homework due that I ended up getting a zero on. Saying no to a night of drinking not only saves your GPA, but your bank account too.
7. Working AND taking a full course load doesn’t always produce the best results.
In a desperate time of an empty bank account last winter I applied for a job at a boutique that was soon to be opening in a popular shopping center in my town. And whatdaya know? I got the job. Well 8 months later I’m actually extremely grateful for this job opportunity, but can I just point out how difficult it has been to keep up with schoolwork and spend 7 hours a day, 5 days at a week at the store? Yes I need money, but balancing these two activities is tedious; and let’s be honest, I’m living all the way down here for school, not to have a job just yet.
8. Walmart wine ain’t so bad.
Got $8 in quarters? Take it to Walmart and grab yourself some cheap Sauvignon Blanc. It is just as good as the expensive stuff and still does the job just fine (and allows more money for drunk munchies later).
9. Turning 20 is almost as boring as it was to turn 19.
19 sucked, every single day of it. And now the only good thing about being 20 is the constant countdown until my next birthday. 339 days until I turn 21, but whose counting?
10. You can never have too many t-shirts.
I learned this mainly my freshman year but it was reestablished this year. Going to Target? T-shirt. Going shopping? T-shirt. Going out on a Tuesday night? T-shirt. They are seriously good for everything, you can’t fight me on this one.
I could go on for days about little life lessons I learned this past year, but these are the top 10.
I decided that I will make a post every other day (or at least try). So hopefully I should have a few more up soon! Yay!