This week Amanda has some tips for surviving and thriving! It’s time to think about back to school and I’m so excited. Whether you are starting a brand new school or you’re a veteran, a new year is always exciting.
Amanda’s Top Six:
1. Embrace your roommate: Not all of us may get an awesome roommate like Amanda’s. Whatever form yours takes, accept it with enthusiasm. Be the roommate you would like to have. If you have one with not such great manners, yours may rub off. If things go south, make sure you at least can say you did your best.
2. Join a club: Getting involved in things you are interested is the best way to meet people with like interests. Whether is a sorority, sports club, or church organization – sign up! Most of the people will be new along with you!
3. Get to know your professor: Don’t be afraid to talk to you professor and get to know them. Whether you need help with their course or are just more interested in the subject area, professors can give great guidance.
4. Catch your Z’s: sleep is important: You’ll feel better and be more productive with the right amount of sleep.
5. Take a fun class: If you’re happy and enjoying your classes you’ll do much better.
6. Don’t listen to your parents: Parents are great at giving advice. It’s good to listen to them and take what they say into consideration. But for final decisions, remember you’re an adult, listen to your gut. If you don’t you could end up making a choice you won’t be happy with later.
While Amanda has some great tips straight from Is This Me?, I did a search online and found this great article by Aimee Blanchett outlining what advice her older self would give her younger self about starting college. Check it out at http://www.startribune.com/the-advice-i-d-give-my-college-freshman-self/273228471/.