My first semester of university has passed and I have come to realise a number of things about myself. Some are good, some are bad. But that’s what life is for isn’t it? Learning lessons about what to do or what NOT to do in the future.
So I’ve written myself a list of ten things that I wish someone had of told me before I went to uni:
- Don’t take yourself so seriously
- You are allowed to watch the latest episode of the TV show before you do your assignment – you know you’ll do it anyway, so give yourself the permission and stop feeling so bad about it.
- Write notes throughout the semester. Otherwise you’ll be learning things the night before your exam and you will freak out. Don’t pull that face, you know you will.
- Go out more often. Okay, so not twice a week every week, but don’t deny yourself the opportunity to go out and meet new people because you can’t be bothered. You’ll regret it in 5 years
- Stop getting yourself down over great marks. So what you aren’t getting what you were in high school. Guess what? You aren’t in high school anymore. Its a different environment, different marking system. You still did great.
- Take every opportunity you can right now. Otherwise you’ll wake up in another 10 years and think about what you achieved and regret everything you didn’t do when you had the chance.
- Glenn 10 is NOT a myth. You will put on weight. Deal with it. Eat better, drink less. Oh, and exercise more! Its good for your mind and body.
- Don’t forget about the people at home. You may live 4 hours away, but friendship is a two way street. If you don’t make the effort then they might stop too.
- Leaving assignments to the last minute is never a good idea. Start them early. Ask questions.
- Have fun! Your years at uni will be the best years of your life. The friends you meet here will be some of the best friends you’ll ever make. The nights you don’t remember become some of the best stories in the future. The things you learn will stick with you for the rest of your life. Make it worth it.