You’re only young once, right?
- You will eventually learn to choose studying over partying.
A hangover and a test do not mix as well as that orange juice and Malibu you had the night before.
- You’re going to lose friends.
It is sad but it is true and I know this from personal experience. In fact, you may lose your best friend at some point. You may even have the pleasure of overhearing her and the rest of your roommates talk about you. You will then feel the need to burst in, break up their pity talk, and tell each of them exactly what the other says behind closed doors. Don’t do that. It is not worth it and you are 100% better that. It is easier said than done, but you will get through these hard times.
- You will make new, truer friends.
These are the kind of people who are okay with you calling them at any point in the day, or night, to vent and maybe cry about how sucky your day was. In fact, they will call you if they sense there is something wrong and then make you talk about it. And you don’t mind because you know they truly care. They will get angry when your old friends turn on you, and they will assure you that you’re better, that you deserve more. These are the people you can clearly envision in your wedding party. These are the type of friends who you know will stand by you no matter what.
- You know that life plan you’ve had since you were 10? Well, that will not work out.
Once again, I know this from experience. So you’ve found out you hate your accounting major and will absolutely scream if you have to do one more problem involving taxes. Or maybe, like me, you’re struggling with the decision to teach secondary or elementary education. Perhaps you have yet to find the man you planned on marrying right out of college. That is okay, too. Either way that life plan is gone, but this is good. It means you’re growing.
- You’ll consider dropping out of college.
Particularly during midterms and finals. You might even think about this once a week.
- Becoming a stripper will not only seem like a viable option, but also a very appealing career choice.
Once again, midterms and finals will greatly influence this. And then there’s that ugly realization your life plan in no longer applicable….Strippers make a lot of money, right?
- At some point there will be a countdown on your phone to let you know the second you turn 21.
In fact, you will set up the countdown on the day you turn 20 (if you haven’t already set it up, that is).
- You will start to truly grow up.
It might even scare you, but no worries. You know those new friends I mentioned? They’ll be at your side to calm you down when you think you found a gray hair.
- You will begin to figure out who you are.
And that person is wonderful, I promise.
What lessons did you learn in college?