Dear Incoming College Freshman, you’re about to embark on a four-year long journey. And when I use the word “journey” that is exactly what I mean. College can best be described as the craziest, funniest, scariest, and best journey. During these next four years you’re going to learn, grow, have fun, cry, laugh, and oh so much more. I’ll be honest and tell you that it’s a complete 180 from what you ever experienced in high school. On a social level, on an academic level, on a psychological level- college trumps high school. I promise this will turn out to be a good thing, even if it sounds terribly scary right now. But it is a big change and it does come with a learning curve. That’s why I want to share with you some words of wisdom, straight from a college junior.
Being shy isn’t something to be ashamed of depending on the situation or circumstances, anyone could be shy.
Like put me in a room with a bunch of women sharing faith. I may not be loud, but believe me, when I say I still chime in and pay attention.
And the older you get, the harder it seems to stay connected with old friends or even make new ones.
Why? Because our seasons of life don’t always match up with our friends seasons and then it’s the cycle of putting yourself out there to meet new people.
And if you’re shy, it’s not as easy as it sounds.
This one goes out to those of you with no idea. No idea what you’re doing at your chosen university. No idea what you’re going to major in. No idea what or who you want to be when you graduate and are forced to enter the real world. This one is for you, because I know; I’ve been there.
When I started college, I just had no clue what the next four to five years would hold. I joined the marching band (fantastic decision), I was part of the Honors Program (horrible decision), but I didn’t have a major. And I wouldn’t have one for three full semesters.
So often we hear the chanty words “oh that’s just my OCD.” Is it really? And the answer to that is no.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) isn’t little ticks or habits. It’s not being a neat freak or perfectionist.
It’s a mental disorder that causes you to obsess over specific things or occurrences and the repetition of rituals.
When an individual that actually hears people throwing around the idea doing something because of their OCD in light, it takes away from the seriousness of those that suffer and struggle with OCD on a daily basis.
We all love listening to music and we all love to reminisce. Am I right? So sometimes there’s nothing better than a great playlist full of your favorite throwback songs to jam out to. I decided to put that playlist together for all of our readers! This playlist is full of over 75 songs. It’s is full of a variety of artists and music genres. I think it’s safe to say that most people will find a number of songs they can find some nostalgia in. The playlist is titled “Ultimate Throwback” on Spotify and is linked in this post for anyone to go follow or listen to!
When it comes to summer food I think of all of the fresh fruit, grilling, and of course ice cream. Not everyone can afford the fresh fruit or ice cream. And not everyone has a grill. I’ve searched high and low throughout the internet to find and try some of the best recipes out there for summertime.
Summer break is the time to relax and unwind from dealing with professors, papers, and even people. If you google “things to do on summer break,” you’ll get a WIDE variety of things. These are just some of the ones I think everyone should do if they get the chance.
We now have warm weather again and summer is here, so there is no doubt that many people will be spending time at the beach. If you ask me, the beach is the best thing about summer (I’m not one who loves humidity or high temps). I wanted to share with y’all the essentials that I’ll have with me at the beach this summer (and lake and pool because these things work there too!). We all know we need a bathing suit, a towel and sunscreen when we’re having our fun in the sun, but there might be some things you’re forgetting that I don’t want you to miss! I hope this helps y’all out as you pack up and head to the beach this summer.
I love animals, but I also love meat. I’m not vegan, but I’m lactose intolerant. Finding vegan recipes for dessert or sweets is much easier than searching for lactose intolerant or lactose free.
Even if you don’t have an intolerance like me, you might love to try some vegan desserts because they don’t have too many “extras”.
Summer is supposed to be an exciting time. You’ve got months of free time, the sun is out and there’s so much going on. But mental health can make the summer break hard, so here are some tips for looking after your mental health.