Take a moment to recall everything you have been told about college — what it is, why you are here, what you “need” to be.
Now forget it. Wipe the slate clean and toss out those hand-me-downs. College is and will be everything you make it. There is very little luck involved. What you work for is what you get and vice versa.
Auburn is a relatively safe place to find out what you want, who you are and begin working toward the life you desire. The key is to begin moving in that direction. It’s too common a scenario to hear of students “buckling down” in their last four or five semesters.
College is a time to enjoy life, express yourself and feel free. But it is crucial to stay completely self-aware and continue to strive for accomplishment, connections and the pricey degree you are here for.
College lasts four years and in the scheme of an average life, that is not long at all. Remember to work through an end game. You will most likely leave this quaint village and
Dramatic, but true. Considering something this mind-blowing will snap you out of thinking it’s okay to go to Sky Bar the night before a huge exam. You’ve got responsibilities now and the only person that will feel the consequences is the one considering taking shots.
Know your time here can be hugely beneficial. Or it can be a waste of thousands of dollars.
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Every person you meet is valuable and crucial to your development as a person,
While packing for my freshman year, a family member of mine told me to “lay low” my first year. “Learn how everything is run there and then find your spot.”
I completely disagree with this advice now as a junior. I say go head first and don’t look back. Be confident in who you are, what you will do and start making waves. No one is remembered for sitting back and watching the world go by.
Question authority. Open up controversial discussions. March with passion and speak with conviction. Being freed from the stuffy halls of a suffocating high school has left you to make all of the questionable decisions you could ever dream of. Think of our world today, how fascinating it is and consider how everything we have today began in a “crazy person’s” garage.
Today, we have the most power we’ve ever had, and we can do with it what we wish. Take this fresh dose of freedom and do your worst. You never know when your worst could be the world’s next best.
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