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Things I Wish I Knew as a Freshman: Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the “Things I Wish I Knew as a Freshman” series! If you have not read the first post, be sure to check it out for more tips. Here, I will be focusing on two more pieces of information I wish I knew as a freshman.

  1. Take time in your day, each day, to do something for you. Do not be worried about what anyone else thinks. If it is relaxing to you, do it.
  • I came into college worried about what others would think of me. I was also stressed out of my mind freshman year, so I truly cherished the moments I took for myself to relax. Even if it is just once a week if you feel too busy, take a break. Over the years, I have found that the things that relax me are going home on the weekends to visit my family, napping, watching New Girl on Netflix, or listening to music. Now, many people gave me a hard time about going home so often to see my family and for a while that really bothered me. But as I continued my time at the College, I learned that going home on the weekends brings me extreme peace, so I am going to continue to do so regardless of what people think. And I did that because I needed to recoup and be ready for the week to come. I wanted to share this tip with you, prospective student, because I want you to feel the freedom to do whatever you need to do to relax as you begin your college career.
  1. Be present. You never know when your time at the College will come to an end.
  • As a senior at the College, I have a newfound appreciation for being present during your time at Grove City. I know you will hear this from a ton of different people, but you will blink and be a senior before you know it. Or, you could be sent home from school due to a global pandemic and lose an entire semester. But that is a different story. That being said, please take it from me, a person who was not fully present the first couple years of my college career, wishing to go home sometimes, being so excited for Christmas break, etc. Be present. You only have four years to live with your closest friends and make beautiful and fun memories. Do not miss it.
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