I’ll answer now (since imma be MIA for a week) and Jz can answer when he wants :)
TOH: I think it’s great that you’re actually getting a head start and that you’re in a bridge program from the summer. It makes the adjustment that much easier. From the get go, manage your time well. For the first round of tests overestimate how hard the tests will be and afterwards readjust according to how you did. MAKE FRIENDS:
1) real, life friends that you can talk to anything about at any time of the day and can come down and study down with
2) study friends, for those courses that you know you have to buckle down on. Have that friend who will keep you on track, poke you when you’re off track, motivate you when you can’t go on and keep you on time when you need that 10 min power nap.
3) your mentor friends, usually someone older and someone you can ask for advice. I can give you the best advice I can, but the ones older will be able to personalize it and apply it to your specific program :)
Uhh, Kay… Get involved, do what you love and don’t over exert yourself (like find 1 or 2 things that you’re extraordinary at, not 10 you’re average at). For me,
I loved volunteering so that’s what I dedicated almost all my free time to and to me it was worth every minute. For others it will be research, art, music, athletics, etc. Just as my friends encouraged me to do what I love, encourage your friends to keep going even when it gets tough and time management is harder.
You will be your own worst critic. Learn to overcome it and realize after that huge test you don’t need to hyper analyze yourself afterwards because it isn’t worth it and just gives you more stress even when the tough part is already over.
Finally, be flexible. You may be used to one thing but realize you may have amazing potential in another aspect. I thought I was just a good volunteer, but I realized I loved photography and socializing with people. Your time management will change, and you have the power of how it will change. Keeping your academics as number 1 priority for time management will make it easier to delegate where friends/parties/other activities will go in your free time :)
but realize, life happens and sometimes you just gotta go with the flow
JZ: yeah TOH killed it on this one I got nothing to add
This isn’t the blog to ask that, but if you go to our personal ones then I’m pretty sure we would answer ^_^
IMO (in my opinion), I imagine love is something people of all ages can look for ^_^
An emotional roller coaster
At the end you’ll either like the results or you’ll be disappointed
Once you get off though, you’ll be satisfied and excited to get on a new one :)
What is this… Heads up?
The main color of chex mix, the color of the sea, the color of the sky on a clear day, a color that can be related to sadness, the color of gifts for a new bebe boi, the color of Cinderella & Elsa’s dresses, the color of my calculus book, one of the colors for TOMS, and the color that has become my new favorite color (finally overcoming white) because it’s guided me through sad thoughts to happier skies that are clear and filled with hope, through the deepest of trenches to refreshing waves of a lazy pool.
When you look up on a lazy summer day, it is the color of the sky. When you first get online, it is the color of the first two websites you check (probably). When you meditate, it is the color of your breath. It is the sound of an ocean drum, a rain stick, and air conditioning. It is the pitter-patter of drizzle and the roar of the downpour. It is the color of a sigh. When you tell your deepest secrets it is the color of your voice.