Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Keys to Surviving College

As tomorrow marks my last first day of school, I couldn't help but to share some of the advice that I've learned along the way about how to survive college. I had a rough start to what are commonly known as the best four years of your life, and that bout with turbulence during my freshman and part of my sophomore years sure taught me a lot, even if I couldn't see that at the time being. I can now say for certain that I wish I never have to leave! In fact, I glare at anyone who utters the s-word or the g-word {senior and graduation}. Here are some things I found that are essential to making sure that you make it through college:


  • Coffee - The crack of college students. It feels so cliche to put this on the list, but I mean, I can go through cups and cups of coffee. It's literally to the point where I crave coffee for the taste and not even the caffeine. That's when you know.... I am obsessed with my Keurig and legitimately could not live without it. 
  • Have your mom on speed dial - Why yes, there was a time in my life when I could scroll through my call log on my phone and my mom's name was the only one in there. I would literally call her three-five times a day, no joke, with everything from questions about what kind of laundry detergent I should buy to pre-midterm meltdowns. Lucky for me she dealt with it all and still talks to me to this day ;)
  • Buy a planner and plan - Without my agenda I would be Castaway-lost in a world full of term papers and Her Campus deadlines. Sometimes I'll go through spurts where I don't write in a planner for a few days, and let me tell you, I am one shamble-y mess. 
  • A killer studying playlist or TV series on Netflix that you're hooked on - I love having music or a TV show playing in the background while I'm studying, and it makes hours and hours of studying seem not as miserable. Coldplay and Jason Mraz both top my playlist, and I've been hooked on Friday Night Lights and Grey's Anatomy lately. 
With Love,
Ellyse
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1 comment:

  1. This is some good advice! I'm thinking I need to write me up one of these as well.

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