Listen up Freshmen!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Well, I Never….”

After high school I was absolutely certain that I was fully prepared for college. I had my books, schedule, a few friends, and thought I was going in with my proitites in order. I had already been warned that your first semester in college was a true test. I found myself so caught in the moment of making new friends and going out that I forgot why I was really there. Now, my grades were not bad but they could have been much better if I had applied myself and put my school work first.

I don’t know about you guys but my dad helped me financially with school and still does. However, if it’s you on your own or if you have help from others please be serious with school. The last thing you want to do is waste you or someone else’s money because you decide you want to slack off in school.

I’m definitely not saying lock yourself in your dorm or wherever you’ll be living and devote your entire time to your work. I encourage you to go out and make friends as well. College is a great experience where you will meet great and not so great people and truly learn more about yourself. However, I want you to put your work first and keep your priorities in order. Yes, the parties will be tempting but don’t step out that door if your work isn’t done. You have 4 years to party and have fun so please use your time wisely.