On May 5th, ya girl completed her freshman year of college. In retrospect, it's not a very big deal, but in my head, it's a HUGE deal. I've been homeschooled since the seventh grade so I never went to "real" high school although I did attend a high school prom, but that's a different story for a different time. This means I have never had to learn how to study for things, I hadn't had to do actual homework in upwards of seven years, and it had been a long time since I was forced to put myself out in the world and intentionally pursue new friendships. Much like this blog, I had no clue what I was doing or how to do it.
All this to say I didn't know what to expect when I went to college. I knew I was going to inevitably walk away with knowledge and experiences that I didn't have before, but I had no way of knowing what those things were going to be. I should probably note that I'm no expert on college after one year, in case that's what it sounds like.* In some ways, I'm just as lost as I was before. However, while I went through a lot of personal change and experienced things very specific to me, I was able to generalize a few things that I felt could be helpful to all people in college/about to go to college.Read More