Choosing your course load can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never had to do this before! What’s better? Having one or two courses every day, or two insane days but a 4-day weekend? How do you know which professors will make your life a living hell, and which will light a fire in your heart?
It can seem overwhelming, but I’m hoping that with these tips I make it a little less scary for you!
Welcome to the Freshman’s Guide to College series! This is the first part of the ten-part series I’m doing as college is starting up again! I remember how scary everything seemed in my first year at college, so to try and make the transition easier for you I’m going to compile all of the tips and tricks that I have learned over my 3 years in university so that you don’t have to make the same mistakes I made, and but have a much easier time of things instead.
So first off, let’s talk school supplies! I love back to school shopping, and there are so many things to choose from! The trick is to only buy what you need and save money by not buying too much.
So I started blogging again in May this year, and I have been looking for the perfect way to schedule blog posts, tweets, Facebook posts, etc. all from one platform, and I just couldn’t find it.
But then, when I saw that Madison Wetherill pinned one of her old posts on why CoSchedule is her favourite, I knew I had to check it out! I downloaded the plugin, created an account, and I was instantly hooked.
As I’m sure all of you know, on July 18th I went from being Rebecca Gregoire to Rebecca Lindenbach. It was the most amazing day of my life, even though wedding planning was less than fun for me. I am so in love with my husband, and the day was everything I could have possibly dreamed of.
There were so many things that went perfectly at my wedding. I made the jewelry and they all looked amazing on the girls, I got to get so much precious time with Connor’s family, who all live in BC, which is a plane ride away for us, and my bridesmaids and I got to spend so much time just goofing off together.
However, the stuff that went well really isn’t all that interesting to hear about, and being a bride I was so worried that things would go wrong.
My baby sister just turned 18! It’s insane thinking that she’s an adult now, considering 18 means she’s an adult now, and I don’t really like that she’s going to be able to do adult things now. It’s just strange.
It got me thinking back to when I first turned 18. Eighteen was a big year for me–it was the year that I moved out for school, got my first full-time job, figured out what I want to do with the rest of my life, and met my now-husband, Connor. But 18 wasn’t all good for me–some parts were really hard, actually. I had my heart broken. I started struggling with anxiety. I was extremely lonely when I first moved out.
I did pretty well that year but there are definitely some things that I wish I had known ahead of time. So, Katie, this one’s for you: here are 18 things I wish I knew when I was your age–moving out, just turned an adult, and kind of scared with all the change.