By Caleigh Gran
- Schedules. Unlike high school where you get ready for school at 6am and don’t get done until 3pm, college is totally different. You get to pick and choose your own schedule. Not a morning person? Don’t fret; you can schedule most of your classes in the afternoon. Or vice versa. Oh, and you often get breaks between classes throughout the day—you know, for important things like lunch, socialization, and naps.
- People. You’ll meet so many cool and interesting people in college. You’re roommate could be from Australia, your best friend could have taken a year off from school to backpack around the world, and your teacher could be an award-winning author. It’s inspiring and will make you go after cool things too.
- Food. All-you-can-eat dining halls, food trucks, 24-hour pizza delivery, vending machines, cafes, and lots of coffee. That is all.
- Inspiration. Walking through a college campus or sitting in the library is so inspiring. You’re surrounded by driven people who are all working towards a similar goal. The atmosphere is just teeming with motivation and excitement. It’ll make you want to do your homework. Much academia, so studious.
- Freedom. In college, you pretty much get to be on your own for the first time. Although it’s scary at first, eventually you realize how awesome it is. You can do whatever you want, eat whatever you want, and be whoever you want. Embrace it.
- Opportunities. Going to college isn’t just about earning a degree. While it looks good on paper, it’s important to get more out of your time in school than just good grades. Make friends, meet contacts, join clubs, tackle projects, do internships, learn tennis, study abroad, start up your own club—the opportunities are endless. Be sure to take advantage of them.