What College Has Taught Me

The last semester of my college career is speeding by. The last four years have taught me a lot. College is all about figuring out who you are. Who you want to be. What you want to do for the rest of you life. I mean that’s what we are paying for right? Maybe we don’t have it all figured out yet, but we will eventually.

Who I was when I graduated high school is a completely different person than who I am now. I only have a couple more months until I graduate college. I’ve been reflecting on the past four years and everything it has taught me. It has honestly taught me a lot. Everything good or bad that happens to you has an impact on your life. Sometimes it changes you. Not for the bad, but for the good.

It’s been a learning experience the past four years. I’m so grateful for the experiences I’ve had and the amazing people I’ve met along the way. I don’t have any regrets. Everything that has happened, has happened for a reason. I’m happy with the choices I’ve made along the way.

College has taught me what I want to do with the rest of my life. When I was a freshman my major was nursing. I’ll be graduating with a degree in journalism and promotional communication this coming May. Big difference in majors. I figured out what I really loved doing and what I really hated doing. College taught me that.

College has taught me how to be independent. Living without your parents teaches you a lot of things. You can’t always rely on them anymore to cook your dinner or wash your clothes. You learn to do things on your own.

College has taught me that hard work pays off. All nighters cramming for exams and writing research papers is what the weekdays are all about in college. Working hard pays off in the end. Staying in one night while everyone else if off partying is okay sometimes. Get the grades and then you can stay up all night drinking with your friends.

College has taught me to not get my hopes up when it comes to men. Two failed relationships throughout my college career kinda sucks. Sometimes the one person you thought would never let you down does. Sometimes it’s best to not get your hopes up on that guy that you think is into you.

College has taught me that being single isn’t always that bad. I actually enjoy being single. Not being tied down to one person is actually kinda fun.

College has taught me that everyone makes mistakes. No one is perfect. We all make mistakes. Sometimes it takes us several times before we even realize we are making a mistake. That’s okay. Life isn’t perfect. Neither are we. Life is a learning experience.

College has taught me how to survive off 2o dollars for two weeks. My job at the frozen yogurt shop on campus doesn’t pay the bills. I’ve learned how to be frugal with my money.

College has given me a new respect and love for my family. Going away to college means seeing less of your family. When I was younger it sometimes felt like my family was my worst enemy, but going away to college makes you appreciate everything they have done for you.

College has taught me how to become a professional procrastinator. Doing things last minute is the norm for college. 12 page paper due tomorrow? Well guess I better get started on that tonight.

College has taught me that there is cliques no matter where you go. Maybe it’s because I go to a big commuter school, maybe not. I thought the cliques in high school were bad, but then I came to college and realized how much worse they are. Some things never change.

College has taught me that I can consume 5 different types of alcohol and still function the next day. Enough said.

However….college has taught me how that tequila and whiskey are not my friend. The night never ends well when I drink tequila or whiskey. I most likely will end up doing something incredibly stupid.

College has taught me that even when you do something incredibly stupid it’s always a good story to look back on. Sure maybe at the time it seemed embarrassing or you felt stupid, but think of how funny and great of a story it is now.

College has taught me how to laugh shit off. Not everything will always go our way. Most things never go my way and I’ve come to a realization of this. Instead of making a huge deal out of it you should laugh it off. It’s a lot more fun this way.

College has taught me so much over the last four years. I can’t wait to graduate this upcoming May to pursue my dreams. I’ve made so many memories and I’ve met a lot of amazing people. It’s been a great four years. 



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